How to remove a WordPress site from cPanel
Removing a WordPress site from cPanel may seem like an easy process at first, but it involves several key steps. If you want to successfully remove a WordPress site from cPanel, then you need to follow these instructions closely:
Step 1: Log in to cPanel
The first step in removing a WordPress site from cPanel involves logging in to cPanel using your username and password. Once you’ve logged in, you need to find the ‘File Manager’ tool in the ‘Files’ section.
Step 2: Locate the WordPress files
The next step requires you to navigate to the folder where the WordPress files are located. This may not always be immediately obvious, but the WordPress files are typically found in the ‘public_html’ directory.
Step 3: Delete the WordPress files
Deleting the WordPress files is a critical step in removing the site from cPanel. Select all the files associated with your WordPress installation, including the core files, themes, and plugins. Once you’ve selected all the files, click on the ‘Delete’ button.
Step 4: Delete the WordPress database
After deleting the WordPress files, you also need to delete the WordPress database associated with your site. To do this, navigate to the ‘MySQL Databases’ tool in the ‘Databases’ section of cPanel. From there, find the WordPress database associated with your site and click on the ‘Delete Database’ button to permanently remove the database.
Step 5: Removing any residual files and databases
After deleting the WordPress files and database associated with your site, it’s a good idea to check whether there are any residual files or databases that could affect your website. Navigate back to the ‘File Manager’ tool and check for any other files related to your WordPress installation, and remove them. Similarly, check the ‘MySQL Databases’ tool to see if there are any other databases associated with your WordPress installation, and delete them if necessary.
Step 6: Verify that the site has been removed
Once you’ve completed all the previous steps, you should verify that the WordPress site has been fully removed from cPanel. Check that the site is no longer accessible through the web, and if it is still accessible, then repeat steps 3-5 to ensure that any left-over files or databases are removed.
Removing a WordPress site from cPanel can seem like a daunting task, but by following these instructions, you can easily remove any traces of the site from cPanel. By removing the WordPress files and database, and checking for any residual files or databases, you can ensure that your website is no longer accessible through cPanel.