This guide is intended for cPanel and WHM server Admins that would like to terminate user accounts from a command-line interface. Account termination is permanent and should only be used by experienced server administrators.
Terminating Accounts with /scripts/removeacct
/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/removeacct script terminates cPanel accounts from the command line.
To use the
/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/removeacct script to terminate a cPanel account from the command line, login to the server as root user and run the following command (replacing "username" with the username of the account to terminate):
/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/removeacct username [options]
When you run the
/scripts/removeacct script, you can specify the following options:
--force Bypass the confirmation step in the script and immediately terminate the account.
/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/removeacct username --force
--keepdns Retain the account's zone files from the DNS server when the script terminates the account (useful when migrating accounts between servers in a DNS cluster).
/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/removeacct username --keepdns