In this guide, we show you step-by-step how to delete a database. This is manually done from the one.com Control Panel.
This may be necessary, for example, if you want to downgrade to another hosting plan and you have more databases than supported on the new plan. In our general plan specifications overview, you find the row Databases where the number of databases included is stated.
Note: Deleting a database deletes all data in it, this cannot be undone. Make sure to make a backup of the database(s) first, to save locally, if you wish to keep it.
- Step 1 - Log in to Control Panel
- Step 2 - Locate the database
- Step 3 - Delete the database
- Step 4 - Confirm deletion
- Step 5 - Done
Step 1 - Log in to Control Panel
- Log in to your one.com Control Panel.
- On the Advanced settings tile, click PHP and database settings.
Step 2 - Locate the database
Locate the database you want to delete. All databases are listed in the section under Technical information.
On the domain in the screenshot below, there are 3 databases. We want to delete example_database.
Step 3 - Delete the database
At the far right behind the database is a red dot with a white horizontal line. Click this dot to delete the database.
Delete the databases one by one.
Step 4 - Confirm deletion
A prompt is shown, making sure you have a backup of the content in the database if you wish to keep it before you delete it.
If you are sure you want to delete the database, click Yes. Clicking No takes you back, and the prompt will disappear.
Step 5 - Done
That's all. A green box with the message: The database was successfully deleted will appear above the overview with the database(s).
In most cases, the line with the deleted database disappears immediately. In the example in the screenshot below, the status is 'pending deletion', and this line turns yellow. When you refresh the page, both notifications and the deleted database will disappear from the list.