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SOLVED Terminating and Recreating cPanel Account

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  1. magicalwonders

    magicalwonders Well-Known Member

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    I have a VPS and want to delete one of my cPanel accounts and start afresh by recreating it using the same domain details.

    I remember from terminating and deleting accounts in the past that some files are left on server and (back then) could only be removed following a server reboot.

    Do I need to remove any left over files before recreating the account? Or will the files just get overwritten?

    Hope someone can advise. :)

    Edit. I forgot to mention, I'm using CENTOS 6.8 x86_64 virtuozzo WHM 62.0 (build 16)
     
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    I don't remember ever having to reboot after terminating an account.

    You should have no issues removing the account and then recreating it.
     
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    My memory is not what is was, but the on-screen report detailing what is deleted used to reference some files that could only be deleted manually. There was definitely a reboot involved if deleting these files, although it may have been after deletion instead of before. Maybe current version of cPanel now deletes everything with no traces left behind?
     
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    Removing an account should remove all associated account files.
     
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    Ok thanks. That's good to know. :)
     
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    Let us know how it goes for you.
     
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    Will do. It might be a couple of weeks before I take the plunge. I'm planning ahead at the moment in the hope that everything will go smoothly!
     
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