How do I delete data from a table in my MySQL database?
This article applies to Web Hosting and Premium Hosting packages.
Warning: Once data 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.
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Web Hosting plans purchased after July 2020 / Premium Hosting plans purchased after August 2020 (cPanel)
On your dashboard, select phpMyAdmin.
Select the database you wish to access from the left-hand menu.
From here, you can clear the data from a table by selecting Empty. Alternatively, select Drop to delete it completely.
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 MySQL Database link in the Web Tools section of your hosting control panel.
In the Manage Databases section press the Manage button to access phpMyAdmin.
If you have a blank database, click on the database name in the left hand frame.
Select the Table that you want to delete the data from and press the Empty icon.
If you browse to the table you can delete all of the data from the table by clicking on the Empty tab. If you wish to delete a single entry, click on the corresponding red x for the relevant record.
When prompted click the OK button.
The table will now have been emptied.