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Steps to shut down a wordpress installation

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2013-06-24 11:21 am EST

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What are the steps to properly shut down (delete) an existing wordpress installation from cPanel? Delete directory from file manager? Run a script? Use MySQL manager?

If I need to delete a database, how do I know which database is associated with which site (assuming I have more than one running)?

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2013-06-24 11:36 am EST
Hello Profitect!

You can remove the WordPress installation through Softaculous. Softaculous will delete the files and the database for you. See the following link.

How to uninstall programs using Softaculous

To find your database for your WordPress, you can look it up in your wp-config.php file in your WordPress files.

1. Look in your wp-config.php file found in the installation directory of your WordPress site.

2. Your database name associated with this WordPress install will be labeled as:
/** The name of the database for WordPress */
define('DB_NAME', 'putyourdbnamehere');

Best Regards,
James R

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2013-07-02 3:50 am EST
2-step matter:

1) Delete all WordPress files. If you installed into your root directory, delete all the files and directories installed by WordPress (wp-config.php, /wp-content/, /wp-admin/ etc). Be careful to not delete any other files you might have had there before WordPress. If WordPress is in a subdirectory, simply delete the subdirectory and all its contents.

2) Go into PHPMyadmin or whatever else you have on your server to edit MYSQL databases. Select the database used by your WordPress install and drop all the WordPress tables. Again, if this was a fresh database only used by WordPress, you can drop all tables. If the database had existing tables before, make sure you don't lose them.

WordPress is now un-installed and you can use the same blank database with the old settings to install it again.

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