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Deleting entire site

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by radioguide, May 18, 2012.

  1. radioguide

    radioguide Registered

    May 17, 2012
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    Hi all,

    Sorry if this is a daft question!

    I want to delete all the files associated with my website and do a fresh install onto the server. What is the best way to do this, do I just delete all the fioles I can see in the cpanel and all the databases? I was hoping that installing a newer version of the site over the top of the existing one would overwrite all the files and update them, but when i tried to do this I ran out of server space before I could upload the new site.

    Any help would be hugely appreciated.

  2. Infopro

    Infopro cPanel Sr. Product Evangelist Staff Member

    May 20, 2003
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    What script are you using for the website, and how was it installed? If it was installed manually, yes sure you can remove the files associated with it inside public_html and delete the database associated with it if you wish.

    If it was installed via Fantastico for example, you should uninstall it, the same way you installed it, from there.

    You might want to do a full account backup, and download it to your local computer for safe keeping first though. Just in case you remove something you find out later you needed.
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