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Uninstalling WordPress from cPanel: A Step-by-Step Guide
WordPress is known as one of the most popular content management systems in the world due to its ease of use, customization, and cost efficiency. However, there may come a time where you need to uninstall WordPress from your cPanel. This may be due to a transition to a different platform, a compromised website, or simply because you no longer need it. Whatever the reason may be, this guide will show you how to uninstall WordPress from cPanel in a few simple steps.
Step 1: Login to cPanel
To uninstall WordPress from cPanel, you must first log in to your cPanel account. Enter your login credentials and click the login button to proceed.
Step 2: Navigate to the Softaculous App Installer
Once you are logged in, scroll down to the Software section and find the Softaculous App Installer.
Step 3: Navigate to WordPress
Once in the Softaculous App Installer, find WordPress and click on it under the Top Scripts, or use the search bar to locate it.
Step 4: Click ‘Remove Installation’
In the WordPress Installer page, click on the ‘Remove Installation’ button located on the top right corner of the screen.
Step 5: Select the WordPress installation you want to remove
Select the WordPress installation you want to remove. If there is only one installation, it will be the only one visible.
Step 6: Confirm the removal
After selecting the installation you want to remove, click the ‘Remove Installation’ button. A confirmation message will appear asking if you’re sure you want to delete the installation. Click yes to confirm.
Step 7: Wait for the installation to be deleted
After clicking yes, the removal process will begin, which may take a few minutes depending on the size of your website and internet speed.
Step 8: Verify that WordPress is deleted
Once the removal process is complete, you can verify if WordPress is uninstalled by trying to access your website through a web browser. If the installation is removed successfully, you will receive an error message saying that the site cannot be reached.
Step 9: Remove the WordPress files and database from your server
While steps 1-8 delete WordPress from cPanel, the associated files and database still remain on your server. To ensure maximum security, it’s best to remove them as well unless you plan on using the domain or server for another website. Use either FTP or the File Manager in cPanel to remove the files which can be found in the ‘public_html’ folder or any designated folder used for WordPress installation. Select all the files and folders and delete them.
In addition, use the MySQL Databases section in cPanel to remove the database.
Step 10: Congratulations! You’ve successfully uninstalled WordPress from cPanel.
Finally, we have successfully completed the guide on how to uninstall WordPress from your cPanel account. Remember to always create a backup before making any significant changes to your website. We hope this guide helps you in moving on to the next stage of your website’s journey.