Bluehost Tips – How to Delete MySQL Database

by Elaine on April 22, 2011

Bluehost Tips – I manually installed Joomla 1.6 on my website but I wanted to delete it.  If you didn’t use the Webhosting installer you will not see the Installation under ‘My Installs’.  Moreover, if you wanted to delete/Uninstall the CMS Installation there are more steps you need to do.

Here is also a video tutorial:  Bluehost Delete MySQL Database

a. Delete all the files and directory in the file manager.

b.  Delete your MySQL Database.

I was trying to figure out how to delete my MySQL Database.     I went into the phpMyAdmin to drop all the tables, but that doesn’t delete the database.  I finally found the place to do it.   Below are steps to delete your MySQL Database:

For example – I wanted to delete my database:  Database  Name = Blewhost_dd

1.  Login to your Bluehost cPanel

2.  Under Databases, Click on MySQL Databases

3.  Under Current Databases, Find your database – my example was Blewhost_dd

4.  Under Actions column, click on ‘Delete Database’

5.  Are you sure you wish to permanently remove the database “blewhost_dd”? , Click on ‘Delete Database’

After you successfully deleted your MySQL Database, you will get a confirmation message.

Deleted the database blewhost_dd.

Once you go back to the Bluehost cPanel, MySQL Databases, Current Databases, you will not see your database listed anymore.


Elaine is the founder of CmsMind, an online blog providing Joomla and Wordpress tips. Elaine has been blogging and publishing content for 2 years but has over 10 years experience in creating websites with Joomla and Wordpress. When she is not online, she is either Marathon and Ironman training or travelling and racing somewhere in the world. Find her also at: CmsMind, Premium Themes and Templates, and at Webhosting Tips.

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