Before uninstalling WordPress from cPanel, have you considered some ways to recover the blog? Or is the situation terribly that the only option you could think of is to delete the WordPress installation from the site?

In many situations, how to uninstall WordPress from cPanel should be the last option. 

Unless you no longer need the blog or want to start from scratch, there are a few troubleshooting guides to resolve the issue. 

While it’s impossible to list all known WordPress issues, you should seek help from others before concluding it is best to delete the WordPress software in cPanel.

However, if you’re convinced you must do this, here is the step-by-step guide to uninstall WordPress from Cpanel. 

How to Delete WordPress in cPanel

Assuming the WordPress installation is corrupt, or you’ve mistakenly caused issues that can’t be resolved, and uninstalling WordPress is the last option, here are the following steps.

cPanel-Tools file manager

Before you Begin

Back up your database if other blogs are installed in the same hosting account. Ensure you have access to the CPanel and the hosting account.

Things Needed?

An active WordPress hosting account with cPanel features.

Steps to Uninstall WordPress in cPanel:

Step 1

Log in to cPanel with your account credentials. If you can’t remember the address, here is how to manually type it. Your cPanel URL is

Step 2

Now, in your cPanle, locate the file manager, and click it.

On the next page, click the Public_html folder. To view all files from your WordPress site, double-click the folder, right-click the wp-config.php file, and select the view option from the menu list.  

Delete all files related to WordPress from the Public_html folder.

Step 3

Return to the cPanel dashboard and locate the MYSQL database corresponding to the WordPress installations you want to delete.

Once you locate it, use the delete button. The WordPress MYSQL database and the WordPress installation have been deleted from cPanel.

A popup asking for confirmation will surface; click DELETE to confirm

This action is irreversible, so make sure you know what you’re doing here, otherwise, you may produce more havoc than you’re trying to solve.

To confirm the process is successful, type your website URL in the browser, if an error message appears, pat yourself on the back. You’ve successfully uninstalled WordPress from cPanel.

How to Delete WordPress in cPanel

As I said earlier, deleting WordPress in Cpanel should be the last decision.

And if you want to, ensure to back up the website first because you might need it. A copy of your site gives you an alternative option if something doesn’t go as planned.

Another option you might want to check is if the issue is related to an unresponsive website.

Assuming the WordPress site is down, you should check it with downtime monitoring tools. I have written about this issue.

Also, check plugins for possible poorly coded or compatible issues.

If the problem exists immediately after you install and activate a plugin or theme, you must deactivate it before uninstalling WordPress in cPanel.

Check this post for instructions on accessing WordPress files from an FTP program like FileZilla.

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