How do I delete a database?
This article will show you how to delete a database in your hosting package
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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)
On your dashboard, select the cPanel Admin button that appears above Settings.
Select MySQL Databases in the Databases section.
Find the database you wish to delete in the Current Databases section and select Delete from the Actions column.
Select Delete Database to confirm this.
Web Hosting plans purchased before July 2020 / Premium Hosting plans purchased before August 2020
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?
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.
This will show you an overview of your current hosting packages. Click Manage for the account you wish to use.
On the next page, select Manage for the domain you wish to update.
Click on the Database link in the Web Tools section of your hosting control panel.
In the Manage Databases section tick the box for the database you wish to delete and press the Modify button.