How to Uninstall WordPress Completely

Are you a beginner and learning WordPress Development? Then you have to install or reinstall WordPress many times. Or you accidentally mess up with your site then you can reinstall WordPress. So in this article, we try to sum up how to uninstall WordPress completely.

Take a Quick Backup

Before initiating any action, you should take a backup of your website first. As backup secure you from a severe condition. You can take a backup from cPanel and WordPress.

We are using Hostinger and its hPanel for this example if you use any other hosting then you can view this article to get backup from cPanel.

Read complete detail about How to take a backup from cPanel or follow these quick steps:

  1. Login to Hostinger hPanel
  2. Go to Hosting and Search Files > Backups
  3. Find Website Files and MySQL Database File and Prepare Backup
  4. Download Backup

So by these simple process you have the backup of your Website Files and MySQL Database Files.

Take Regular Backup
Take Regular Backup

Read More about: What is Hostinger hPanel and How to Use it

Uninstall WordPress Completely using Auto Installer

You can quickly and easily uninstall WordPress with hPanel Auto-Installer Methods. So follow these steps:

After log in to hPanel, go to Hosting and Auto Installer. Here the list of installed WordPress applications or any other CMS will show. You can take different actions. Like Go to WordPress Dashboard, Details and Remove or delete.

list of installed application
list of installed application

Click on a Red Recycle Bin Remove icon, this will show a dialog for Confirmation. Click on Confirm so Hostinger will uninstall WordPress from your domain.

Delete WordPress Confirmation
Delete WordPress Confirmation

Reinstall WordPress from Auto Installer

From Auto Installer you can reinstall WordPress quickly and easily. Open Auto Installer and Search for WordPress and click on it. This will ask you for username, password and Website Title. After entering detail click on Install and WordPress will install in a few seconds on your website. Follow this complete detail How to Install WordPress on your website.

install WordPress on Hostinger
install WordPress on Hostinger

Uninstall WordPress Manually from cPanel

You can also uninstall WordPress manually which take a little more time and few complexes. So let’s start with How to uninstall WordPress Manually.

1. Go to File Manager from cPanel

2. Access public_html and then Open wp-config.php

3. Save or copy the Database Name and Username for WordPress

Save database name
Save database name

4. Now Select all the Files from Tick box and Delete all the Files from Menu.

Delete all Files from File Manager
Delete all Files from File Manager

Now all the files are deleted but database files are still there in the storage. So go to MySQL Database from Hosting > MySQL Database. Find database name which you copy, click on it and click on Delete basket icon. After confirmation, this will delete all the Database Files of your website in a few seconds.

Delete Database
Delete Database

Wrap Up

So in this article, we learn how to delete or uninstall WordPress completely from cPanel. Firstly, from auto-installer and Secondly, by deleting Website Files from File Manager and Database File from MySQL Database.

Additional Tutorials

  1. Add Subdomain and Park Domain in your Hosting
  2. Create a Professional or Business Email
  3. How to Manage File Manager
  4. Change Nameserver
  5. Install SSL Certificate in your website

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