How to Delete a Database or Tables using cPanel

The following procedures explain how to remove data from a MySQL database using standard cPanel components.

How to Delete a Database using cPanel

The following explains how to remove  a database completely using the MySQL Databases cPanel component:

  1. Login to your host’s cPanel interface (or equivalent)
  2. Click on the MySQL Databases icon.
  3. Scroll down to the Current Databases list.
  4. Find the database you wish to delete and click the Delete link in the corresponding row.

How to Remove all Database Tables using cPanel

The following explains how to retain a MySQL database while removing all tables using the phpMyAdmin cPanel component:

  1. Login to your host’s cPanel interface (or equivalent).
  2. Click on the phpMyAdmin icon.
  3. Find the database you wish to delete on the left side of the screen and click on it.
  4. Click on the Structure tab.
  5. Check the Check All checkbox beneath the table list.
  6. Click on the With Selected: dropdown and select Drop.
  7. Click Yes

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