How to Delete a WordPress site

Deleting a WordPress Site

Deleting a site will completely get rid of it and you will be unable to view the website. It is important to note that this step is irreversible and you will lose all the content on your site so make sure to back up your website's files and database before proceeding

  • Log into your hosting account from your client area
  • Go to Softaculous App Installer
  • Select the WordPress website you wish to delete from your current installation
  • Click the dustbin icon in front of the WordPress installation you wish to delete and delete
  • You will see a pop-up window confirming that you would like to delete your WordPress site, click yes to proceed
  • You just successfully deleted your WordPress

Now proceed to delete the database as well
From within your cPanel click on MySQL Databases
This displays a list of databases, select the database of the site that you have already deleted WordPress installation
Delete the database and the user associated with it.


You can permanently and completely delete your site by following the steps below. provides support for site deletions that have been accidentally deleted or changed of mind. It's possible to revert the site deletion within 30 days of deleting it. Your site will disappear forever if you don't.

  • Click Tools on your website's dashboard.
  • Select to delete a site
  • You will be offered the option of backing up your content.
  • Enter the name of the WordPress website you wish to delete.
  • Click to Delete This Site.
  • Now login to your Dashboard
  • And click My Websites > Settings.
  • Scroll down and click to permanently delete your site.