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ocPortal Tutorial: Uninstalling ocPortal from a server

Written by Chris Graham, ocProducts

Important note

Uninstalling ocPortal will remove all database data, such that it is irrecoverable (unless you have backups). This means that all that will remain of content such as downloads are the actual uploaded files under the 'uploads' directory.
Removing ocPortal from a hosting account (of your own) is very easy. We provide a script that will remove the ocPortal tables from your database for you, leaving only the ocPortal files, contained neatly within the installation directory.


Thumbnail: The uninstalling interface is very straight-forward

The uninstalling interface is very straight-forward

If you decide to uninstall ocPortal for any reason, you may remove the database data by accessing <base-url>/uninstall.php (e.g., and entering the administration password that you defined during installation.

You may then delete the ocPortal installation directory assuming there is nothing in it that you want to keep yourself.

Leaving feedback

If you are stopping using ocPortal permanently please contact ocProducts and leave us your feedback so that we may improve ocPortal and our supporting services for future users. If you are not logged in to, your feedback will be anonymous and we will not try to trace it.

It is very important to us that we work to improve our offerings, and we need your help to tell us where to do it. This might be anything from adding totally new features, to improving documentation, or anything else that you feel that you would have liked.

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