This short post is a response to the question I received from one reader that wanted to know how to remove completely from his Cpanel server Fantastico.
Why would you want to do that? (assuming you have it already installed, it means you have a license also). Well, maybe the data center installed it by default and you don’t need Fantastico on your server; or maybe you just have a broken install and want to start fresh and remove it first. Regardless why you would want to do this, here are the steps you need to follow to completely remove Fantastico:
Login your server via SSH as root, and run the following commands:
rm -rf /var/netenberg/
rm -rf /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/docroot/cgi/fantastico/
rm -rf /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/fantastico*
rm -rf /usr/local/cpanel/base/frontend/*/fantastico
rm -f /usr/local/cpanel/base/frontend/x/cells/fantastico.html
rm -f /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/docroot/cgi/addon_fantastico.cgi
Note: if you have installed fantastico in a different location than the default folder: /var/netenberg/, then you should replace the first line accordingly (this might be /opt/netenberg/, or /home/netenberg/, etc.).