Are you looking for a way to uninstall WordPress website completely from cPanel?
cPanel allows you to install your desired software for your website, You can easily install, modify, or delete a WordPress Installation, rather than they also provide us a dozen of other options in their panel.
In this article, we will show you How to uninstall WordPress from cPanel 2022.
What is cPanel?
One of the most widely used control panels among web developers and hosting providers is cPanel. Website owners use cPanel in combination with WHM (Web Host Manager) to ease website and server maintenance. Users may create email accounts, organize web files, administer domains, and publish webpages after the software is installed. Even if you don’t have any technical or developer expertise, you can manage this.
In addition, the cPanel dashboard includes features such as web files, MySQL, analytics, data tracking, and SEO. It’s no surprise that cPanel is one of the most widely used control panels among web developers and hosting providers.
Is cPanel Free?
Because it is a third-party application, cPanel is not free. Most hosting providers, on either hand, include cPanel as part of their standard packages. Some companies will give you cPanel for free for the first year, but then charge you for subsequent years.
cPanel raised its rates in 2018, and many web hosting providers are considering migrating away from cPanel in favor of other website control panels. Even Hostinger created their own cPanel service which is commonly known as Hpanel.
cPanel is not a free service. For new users, however, test licenses are available. Please contact their respective email id [email protected] for further information regarding a test license. We do not advise or support the installation of cPanel on your computer.
Is cPanel Private?
Your cPanel account is, definitely, private. If you’re the owner of a website, be sure your username and password are safe. This is essential for the security of your website’s data and settings.
How to Login to cPanel?
There are many different URLs you can use to log in to cPanel directly.
Step 1:- Visit the cPanel login URL:
Using the address bar of your browser, you may access your cPanel. Put your website’s address first, then a colon, and then 2083. The URL for your cPanel would be https://example.com:2083.
You can also access your cPanel by adding /cpanel to the end of your website address. It will look like this when you use this approach to log in to your cPanel: https://example.com/cpanel.
Note:- Make sure to change example.com with your own domain name.
Step 2:- Visit the cPanel login URL:
Your cPanel login and password must be entered. Under your Hosting dashboard, you can easily find your cPanel Username and Password in your technical details. You may reset your password by contacting your host provider you forget it.
Step 3:- Now you’re successfully logged in to your cPanel account.
Step-by-step instructions on how to backup a WordPress Website:
There is might be some specific reason for uninstalling the WordPress website but We advise you to take a complete backup of your WordPress website because maybe in the future you change your mind and you may want to start your website again. You can easily backup your WordPress website by following 3 Steps which only take 5 minutes.
Step 1: – Install All in One WP Migration Plugin
Navigate to Plugins > Add New and search for All in One WP Migration. Click on Install and Activate.
Step 2: – Navigate to Plugin Settings
After activating All in One WP Migration you will see a new tab in your WordPress menu, Click and All in One WP Migration.
Step 3: – Export Backup File
After navigating to the All in One WP Migration tab you will see many options, don’t export comments, post revisions, media library, themes, plugins database. If you don’t have deep knowledge of it then leave the checkbox unchecked and click on Export to and then select “File”. You may also use other options but you may have to purchase the premium version of it.
After clicking on it will see a progress popup, you may have to wait for 5 minutes until it has successfully done its work. After a while, you will see a Download button, click on it and save it to your desired location.
You may also check our post for How to backup and restore complete website using All in One WP Migration Plugin.
The Ultimate Guide on How to Uninstall WordPress from cPanel
Removing the WordPress installation is required if there was a problem with cPanel or if it was installed in the wrong directory or might you want to delete your website. Here we are providing you with easy steps for removing a WordPress site from cPanel.
Uninstalling using Softaculous WordPress Manager
You can easily uninstall your WordPress installation if you used Softaculous WordPress manager while installing WordPress on it, if you used custom installing then jump on custom uninstallation topic.
Please keep in mind that this is a final decision. You won’t be able to recover the data on your WordPress website once you’ve decided to go ahead. That is why it is critical to keep a backup of your critical data.
Step 1: Navigate to Software Tab
Navigate to Software Tab and then click on WordPress Manager by Softaculous.
Step 2: Find your WordPress Installation
Now here you will get all your WordPress installations which are hosted on your cPanel you can easily manage these installations by clicking on them.
Step 3: Uninstall WordPress Completely from cPanel
Click on the dropdown key of the website of which you want to uninstall and then click on Uninstall button. Make sure you have chosen the right website.
Now your website has been completely uninstalled from your cPanel/Server.
Custom Uninstallation of WordPress Website
Many of you didn’t install WordPress with Softaculous WordPress Manager or either you are unable to find your WordPress listing in the Softaculous Website list, here We are providing you simple steps to uninstall your WordPress website with the help of your File Manager and your Database.
Important Note: Make a backup of the important files before removing the files, directories, database, and database username. Before removing the website, double-check everything.
So, before completely deleting WordPress from cPanel We have to find Database details.
Step 1: Navigate to File Manger
Login to your cPanel and then go to the Files tab, You will see File Manager just click on it.
Step 2: Find your Website folder
After clicking on File Manager, A new window will appear, you have to open public_html and after that, you have to open your website’s folder.
Step 3: Locate wp-config.php File
Before deleting the website’s folder we have to find the database details which are located in the wp-config.php file, just open your website’s folder and search for the wp-config.php file. Just right-click on it and select Edit from the list.
Step 4: Find Database Details
After clicking on edit, you will be redirected to a new window, Where you can find your database credentials which is in the format of:-
/** MySQL database username */ define( 'DB_USER', 'phoneuniform_wp412' );
Just copy all the credentials and save them to your computer. Make sure to copy “Database Username”
Step 5: Delete Website’s Folder
Go back to the “public_html” folder and delete the folder of your website completely. Now one more step to do is to delete the database of your website.
Step 6: Delete Website’s Database
After deleting your website’s folder way back to your cpanel’s dashboard and in the Database section click on MySQL Databases.
After clicking on MySQL Databases, In the “Current users” section search the database user that you have copied in Step 4. Make sure you have searched the correct user, and after your confirmation click on the delete button.
This helpful article has shown you how to uninstall WordPress in two different ways. You can either erase your website data manually from your cPanel or utilize your hosting provider’s auto-installer function to remove this software.
Removing your existing version of WordPress is required if you want to reinstall a fresh version of this application or remove a hacked WordPress website.
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