Site problem after installing Drupal


Mar 3, 2013
cPanel Access Level
Website Owner

I built a website with the Basekit Sitebuilder that is provided in Cpanel X Accelerated 2. Everything worked fine until I started to nose around and discovered Quickinstall. I 'quickinstalled' Drupal 7.0 on my homepage because I thought it might give me more options to make my page more user-friendly.

My old site vanished and instead a log-in page for drupal appeared. I uninstalled Drupal again, but I that didn't bring my old site back. Trying to publish the old site back with Basekit Sitebuilder doesn't work. What am I doing wrong?

Is there a way to get back my old site? My host says he can only reset my space and I would have to start from scratch.

Wouter Sublimo


Well-Known Member
Feb 25, 2010
Houston, TX
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
the Basekit Sitebuilder that is provided in Cpanel X Accelerated 2
"Basekit Sitebuilder" is not provided in cPanel. It may have been provided by your host, but it is not part of a base cPanel install, and this is actually the first time I have ever heard of it.

Your host is really the only party that can help you, because installing Drupal basically put a CMS on top of a site developed using a different system. The only thing I can think of, besides starting over, is to ask your host if a backup is available from before you installed Drupal, and if it is, restore from that backup.


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May 20, 2003
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
I agree with Jared. What probably happened is, the index.php got overwritten. You might be able to uninstall the Drupal site and see if it removes everything Drupal installer added, just to test to see if this would work. Once you removed Drupal the same way you installed it, then rename the index.php(somewierdnameheremaybe) back to index.php

Drupal might have renamed the original you're missing. If so renaming it back might work. But remove the Drupal first.

If that goes wrong somehow, you'd have to look at file dates etc to try and piece things back together. It can be done of course with some work, but as Jared mentions, restoring the account might be easier depending on the situation.

For future reference in case your Host forgot to mention it, before making any changes to your account, (or nosing around even) generate and download a backup of the account and keep it handy. You can never go wrong with backups. If your Host can't help at least you have your own backup to work from.