How to Do a Complete Uninstall of Wordpress From Hostgator


"Hostgator" is a hosting service that allows users to store and manage information and scripts that appear on their websites. When a reader types in your website address, they are retrieving information from a host that then appears on their monitor as the actual website. WordPress is a platform, or Web software, which is used to create blogs and websites in a free an easy way. WordPress can be installed or uninstalled from "Hostgator" via a script manager called "Fantastico."

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • Internet Connection
  • Hostgator account
  • Log into your "cPanel" on your "Hostgator" account through the website that you are going to uninstall "Wordpress" from. This can be done by typing in your domain name with a "/cpanel" a the end and substituting your website address for the domain. Type in your login, password and press "OK." This will bring you into the "cPanel" which is used to manage the contents of the website.

  • Scroll down on the page until you see a symbol labeled "Fantastico" and click on it with the left mouse button. You will now launch the script manager which is used by "Hostgator" to install and uninstall various programs and plug-ins such as "Wordpress." To the left of the screen, "Fantastico" will display the list of programs which has been installed on the hosting account. There is a "remove" link located next to each of the programs.

  • Click the "remove" link next to "Wordpress" in order to completely uninstall it from "Hostgator." This process will take a few minutes, wait until it is completed before doing anything else on the computer. Once it is done, exit out of the cPanel and log into your website to check whether the website or blog is still visible. On certain occasions, the uninstaller will miss several files that will need to be uninstalled manually. This can only be done by the staff of "Hostgator" which can be contacted via phone, email or instant messenger.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you own a reseller account, this task can only be completed by logging into the "cPanel" of the actual website with the "Wordpress" installation.
  • Be completely sure that you want to uninstall "Wordpress," as the information on the site or blog will be permanently deleted.

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