How do I delete a database?

This article will show you how to delete a database in your hosting package

Simply click on a title below to skip to the most appropriate FAQ. You can also click the Top button to return and make another selection.

Warning: Once a database has been deleted, there is no way to reverse the action unless you have a backup that you can restore the deleted data from. Please be aware that it is your responsibility to keep an up-to-date backup of your databases as your 123 Reg hosting package does not come with a backup service.

Web Hosting plans purchased after July 2020 / Premium Hosting plans purchased after August 2020 (cPanel)

Step 1 of 5

Start by accessing your Web Hosting dashboard.


Step 2 of 5

On your dashboard, select the cPanel Admin button that appears above Settings.



Step 3 of 5

Select MySQL Databases in the Databases section.



Step 4 of 5

Find the database you wish to delete in the Current Databases section and select Delete from the Actions column.



Step 5 of 5

Select Delete Database to confirm this.



Web Hosting plans purchased before July 2020 / Premium Hosting plans purchased before August 2020

Step 1 of 6

Start by logging in to your legacy Control Panel. For details on how to do this, please read the following article: How do I access and manage my products?


Step 2 of 6

From there, select Web Hosting or Premium Hosting within the ‘Manage active products’ section, depending on which product you wish to use.

Next, select Manage opposite the ‘(bought before XX/XX/XX)’ option.

Manage Shared Web Hosting


Step 3 of 6

This will show you an overview of your current hosting packages. Click Manage for the account you wish to use.

Manage Legacy hosting


Step 4 of 6

On the next page, select Manage for the domain you wish to update.

Manage hosting domain


Step 5 of 6

Click on the Database link in the Web Tools section of your hosting control panel.


Step 6 of 6

In the Manage Databases section tick the box for the database you wish to delete and press the Modify button.