Today we show you the right way to remove a WordPress website or blog the right way, which is using cPanel
There are many reasons why you might want to start over with a WordPress website or delete it completely. Removing a WordPress website or blog can be a necessary step if you no longer want to maintain the site or if you want to start fresh with a new installation.
If your WordPress website is hosted on a server with cPanel, you can use cPanel to delete the site and all its associated files and databases. In your cPanel section, there are different ways to delete a WordPress website. But the way you’re about to see is almost the easiest way to do it.
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In this article, I’ll show you how to use cPanel to delete or remove a WordPress website or blog.
How to Delete a WordPress Website or Blog Using cPanel
Important Note: Before making the changes shown below, we recommend you create a backup of your website content and database.
Step 1: Go to cPanel and login
Login to cPanel: You can sign in to your cPanel as easily as possible by going to http://yourdomain.com/cpanel and then entering your username and password.
Step 2: Select the WordPress App
- Click on the Softaculous Apps installer under the software section.
- Click on the Installations option.
Step 3: Choose the site you want to delete
- When the WordPress app is open, scroll down to see a list of all your websites that use this hosting account, and click the X next to the website you want to delete.
- It will take you to a new page where you’ll need to pay attention to the options that show up. You can check or uncheck the option to Remove Directory, Remove Database, and Remove Database User. These are important for people who don’t want to lose what’s left of the website.
- Now that all the options are checked by default, scroll down and click the “Remove Installation” button.
- This process may take a few minutes depending on the size of your website.
Step 4: Check for any remaining files or directories
After the removal is complete, it’s a good idea to check your server for any remaining files or directories that may have been left behind. You can do this by accessing your server via FTP or by using cPanel’s File Manager. If you find any remaining files or directories, you can delete them manually.
I hope this guide has helped you learn how to remove your WordPress website or blog using cPanel, in the right way.