How to Uninstall Joomla 2.5 in Bluehost

by Elaine on February 8, 2012

Bluehost Webhosting

Joomla 2.5 is extremely easy to Uninstall in Bluehost.  You no longer have to go through the process of deleting all the instances of Joomla 2.5.  If you installed Joomla manually on other platforms, you would have to find and delete the MySQL Database, delete the MySQL Database user, delete all the files, delete the ftp username and more.  In Bluehost, you can Uninstall Joomla 2.5 with a single click of a button and in 3 easy steps.

Here is an overview of how to Uninstall Joomla 2.5 in Bluehost:

  • Manage Joomla 2.5 in Simple Script Installations
  • ‘Uninstall’ Joomla 2.5 Installation
  • Continue to Joomla 2.5 Automatic Removal

Below are the detail steps:

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1.  Joomla 2.5 in Simple Script Installations

Joomla 2.5 is already installed in your Bluehost account.   You can manage your Installation in a central location in Bluehost under the heading ‘SimpleScripts Installation’.

  • Login to your Bluehost account
  • Scroll down to the heading ‘Simple Scripts Installation’
  • Click  on ‘Joomla’

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2.  ‘Uninstall’ Joomla 2.5 Installation

You can a manage your Joomla 2.5 installation via the Advanced options in the screen ‘My Joomla Installs’

  • After clicking on the above link in the ‘Simple Scripts Installation’, you will see a screen ‘My Joomla Installs’
  • Click on ‘Uninstall’

3.  Continue to Joomla 2.5 Automatic Removal

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This brings us to the last step of the uninstall process.  The ‘Remove Joomla’ screen removes Joomla from your hosting account, or removes the installation from Bluehost records.   There are 2 options, 1- You can choose to remove your whole Joomla 2.5 installation, or Step 2 – Remove only the link in Step 1 and Step 2 and still keep your Joomla 2.5 files ad database.    We will stick with Option 1.

  • Under ‘Option 1’, select a reason for removal
  • Click  on ‘Remove’

After you click on ‘Remove’, you will be taken to the Joomla 2.5 removal status bar.  Once Joomla 2.5 is finished Uninstalling, all the Joomla 2.5 files, database and users will be deleted.

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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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