How to Remove a Site Publisher Website


Last modified: December 10, 2020

Overview

You can use the Site Publisher feature (cPanel >> Home >> Domains >> Site Publisher) to create a temporary website while you create a permanent one with other publishing tools, such as WordPress®. When your new website is ready, you will need to remove the Site Publisher-generated website.

This document describes how to manually remove the Site Publisher-generated files.

Remove the Site Publisher-generated files_

To remove the Site Publisher-generated files from a domain or subdomain on an account, perform the following steps:

  1. Navigate to cPanel’s Site Publisher interface (cPanel >> Home >> Domains >> Sile Publisher).
  2. Locate the desired domain or subdomain.
  3. Click the appropriate Website Directory. The File Manager interface will appear.
  4. Locate and remove the following files and directories, where username represents the account’s username:
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    /home/username/site_publisher/
    /home/username/public_html/assets/
    /home/username/public_html/css/
    /home/username/public_html/font-awesome/
    /home/username/public_html/img/
    /home/username/public_html/js/
    /home/username/public_html/COPYRIGHT
    /home/username/public_html/LICENSE.txt
    /home/username/public_html/sitemap.xml
    /home/username/public_html/index.html
    Warning:
    If your new website uses any of the same directory names as the Site Publisher-generated website, do not delete those directories. Instead, manually delete the Site Publisher-generated files from those directories. You can use the file timestamps to determine those files.

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