Hello, I accidently installed the full cPanel when I wanted dnsonly. How do I uninstall cPanel or can I just reinstall dnsonly on top of it?
I agree with Infopro that the best course of action would be to perform an OS reload (e.g., format-and-reinstall) and then install the desired build for the intended use, such as cPanel DNSONLY.You'll probably need to reload the server itself, there is no way to remove cPanel.
Actually, it can be done in about 15 minutes from the shell. I uninstalled it and documented the steps and commands I used here.You'll probably need to reload the server itself, there is no way to remove cPanel.
Sounds like you had some fun, good for you. :pActually, it can be done in about 15 minutes from the shell. I uninstalled it and documented the steps and commands I used /http://www.askapache.com/server-administration/uninstall-cpanel.html.
Sometimes this is neccessary if you have to remove it but you are not able to reinstall the entire OS like with a VPS.
With time on your hands, you could probably do whatever is needed to remove cPanel and restore the system, yes sure you bet. A reload is by far faster though and is why you won't find much in the way of directions on uninstalling cPanel on google as your article mentions.they sure don’t seem confident that they know exactly what their code is doing
And then you drop by the cPanel forums and post this article on how to remove cPanel in two separate threads, which in most cases would be useless to the average user here that runs cPanel.I have a few drafts I’m working on at the moment with specifics, but for now you will have to figure it out with google.
You quoted my advice in your post just above, but my post was not precise enough so I'll add this one as well:If anyone actually ever reads this and does it, please share your advice here.. everybody knows we need it! Good Luck
A self-propagating virus? Really?An example of the sneakiness (from my POV, from most it’s called builtin robustness) that cpanel does is automagically adding crontab entries that make it behave similarly to a self-propagating virus. If you don’t disable the cronjobs and kill the right processes within a short period of time, be prepared for a magic resurrection.
Correct. Just reload the server, you're done in a few hours instead of 6 months of digging for files and evil crons.Also, you can’t just uninstall cpanel