How to Delete a MySQL® Database
Last modified: July 19, 2022
This document describes how to manually delete a MySQL® database from a cPanel & WHM server. This is useful if, for example, you converted your MySQL databases to a different database type, such as PostgreSQL® or SQLite.
- We strongly suggest that you first try to delete databases through cPanel’s MySQL® Databases interface. If you manually delete a cPanel user’s database, the database map will become corrupt. This will cause errors and failures in backups because the system cannot properly remove outdated backups.
Delete MySQL database
To delete a MySQL database, perform the following steps:
Log in to the WHM interface as the
Navigate to the SQL Services section (WHM » Home » SQL Services) and click phpMyAdmin. The phpMyAdmin interface will appear.
In the far-left column, select the database that you wish to delete.
At the top of the interface, click Operations. A new interface will appear.
Under the Remove database heading, click Drop the database (DROP).
Click OK to confirm that you wish to delete the database. A success message will appear.
If a cPanel user owned the database, navigate to cPanel’s MySQL® Databases interface and delete the database’s entry.
For more information about phpMyAdmin, visit the PhpMyAdmin documentation.