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How to Uninstall Applications With Softaculous

Softaculous is a powerful tool that simplifies the management of various web applications by offering a one-click installation feature. This utility can be handy for deploying applications quickly without diving deep into manual installation processes. However, there may be a time when you need to uninstall an application for reasons such as wanting to declutter your web space or because the application no longer serves your needs.

Learning how to uninstall applications with Softaculous is designed to be as straightforward as the installation process. This article will guide you through the steps necessary to remove an application from your hosting environment, ensuring you can manage your web space efficiently and keep only the needed applications.

Warning: Please note that ALL DATA will be deleted. We recommend creating a backup before making changes, such as deleting files and uninstalling your installations.

  1. Log in to your Account Manager.
  2. Click the Hosting tab from the left-side navigation.

    Bluehost Dashboard highlighting 'Hosting' tab

  3. Scroll down to the Quick Links section and then click on CPANEL.

    Bluehost Dashboard highlighting 'CPANEL' button under Quick Links

  4. Look for the Software section, then click on the Softaculous Apps Installer icon.

    Bluehost cPanel Software Section

  5. Click on the Installation box.

    Bluehost cPanel Installations box

  6. You will be taken to a new page listing your current installations.
  7. Find the website you want to remove and click on the trash icon.

    Bluehost cPanel Software Installation Trash Icon

  8. You'll be redirected to another page where you can completely delete the installation.

    Bluehost cPanel Software Installation Confirmation

  9. Click the Remove Installation button to delete the installation.
  10. A confirmation pop-up window will appear. Click OK to proceed.

    Warning: This action is irreversible. Once you confirm, all website content in your installation will be permanently deleted.

  11. A progress bar will appear, and a confirmation prompt will be displayed once the installation is entirely removed.
  12. Click the Return to Overview link to return to the Softaculous menu.

Need help installing a new application? Check out our guide on How to Install Applications With Softaculous.

Summary

Softaculous offers a convenient one-click installation feature for various web applications, simplifying your management. The utility also provides an easy uninstallation process for removing applications from your hosting environment.

Understanding how to uninstall applications with Softaculous enables you to efficiently manage your web space by removing unnecessary applications. The process is designed to be straightforward, mirroring the simplicity of the installation process. However, you should proceed with caution, as uninstallation is irreversible and results in the permanent deletion of all related content. This capability is essential for maintaining a clutter-free and optimized web hosting environment.

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