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The /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/removeacct script terminates cPanel accounts from the command line. 


  • This script removes all of the information for an account. Make certain that you wish to completely remove the account from your server before you run this script.
  • After you use this script to terminate an account, you cannot recreate the account immediately (for example, to restore the account from a backup). A short delay occurs while the system removes the account's MySQL® users.


  • In the examples throughout this document, username represents the username of the account that you wish to terminate. 
  • To terminate a cPanel account, you can also use WHM's Terminate Accounts interface (WHM >> Home >> Multi Account Functions >> Terminate Accounts).

The /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/removeacct script

To use the /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/removeacct script to terminate a cPanel account from the command line, run the following command:

/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/removeacct username [options]


When you run the /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/removeacct script, you can specify the following options:

--forceBypass the confirmation step in the script and immediately terminate the account.
/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/removeacct username --force 
--keepdnsRetain the account's zone files from the DNS server when the script terminates the account.
/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/removeacct username --keepdns 

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