If you’re reading this article because you want to reinstall Joomla, then check this article on how to reinstall Joomla.
Sometimes you may wish to just uninstall Joomla from your server for one of the following reasons:
- You want to move your Joomla website to another server and you wish to remove all the information pertaining to this website with your current host.
- Your initial installation was faulty and you want to redo everything from scratch.
- You just want to get rid of your Joomla website!
Well, the process is fairly simple, here’s how you can do it:
- Login to your website’s FTP, and delete all the Joomla folders and files. Make sure you don’t delete folders that do not belong to your Joomla website. This process may take a long time if you have a lot of extensions installed and/or a lot of images/files in your website.
Go to phpMyAdmin, and drop the database that contains the data of your Joomla website. Make sure you don’t drop a shared database (a database that is shared by different websites, where the only difference is the table prefix).
Go to the “Cron Jobs” page (or Cron Manager) in your cPanel and remove all crons associated with your Joomla website.
If you need help uninstalling your Joomla website, or if you think that the process is intimidating, then we’re here to help. Just contact us and we’ll do it for you.
- If you’re afraid of doing the process, then don’t do it, and ask for help by Joomla professionals (such as, ahem, us!). Remember, if something can go wrong then it’ll definitely go wrong!
- If you’re unsure about a file or a directory, then don’t delete it, and, again, ask for help by Joomla professionals.
- This process will not remove email accounts pertaining to your Joomla domain.