Purge Everything

While trying to change some things around, I managed to screw up some config files. Then while trying to fix everything, I bombed it further.

How can I purge absolutely everything that was ever associated with the web server without nuking the OS?

I have tried to do the ‘ee system purge’ ‘ee system remove’ and 'aptitude purge … ’

When I reinstall the LEMP stack using ‘ee system install’ something from the previous setup is being retained. I can confirm that because it remembered my custom wordpress admin password when i created a site.

How can I delete EVERYTHING? Including any configurations and settings from the past. I want to start from scratch.


For complete purge you need to issue following commands
Please note that below commands remove all your websites files and mysql database also

Remove packages nginx php5-fpm mysql postfix phpmyadmin etc
ee system purge

Remove easyengine files:
rm -rf /etc/easyengine/ /etc/bash_completion.d/ee /usr/local/sbin/ee /usr/local/sbin/easyengine /usr/share/easyengine

Remove your websites:
rm -rf /var/www/*

Cross check and remove following folders
rm -rf /etc/nginx /etc/php5 /etc/mysql /var/lib/mysql /etc/postfix

Hi @drewahner,

I hope your query is resolved. I am closing this support ticket for now.

Feel free to create a new support ticket if you have any queries further. :slight_smile: