Cpanel – There was a problem removing the subdomain

I was unable to remove a subdomain from my Cpanel giving me the error:

There was a problem removing the subdomain

To fix the issue I carried out the following steps:

1. Backup the following files:

/var/cpanel/userdata/username/main
/var/cpanel/userdata/username/sub.maindomain.com
/var/cpanel/users/username
/var/named/maindomain.com.db
/var/cpanel/userdata/wineinns/sub.domain.com
/var/cpanel/userdata/wineinns/sub.domain.com.cache
/usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf

2. Remove all lines containing the subdomain from /var/cpanel/userdata/username/main:

vim /var/cpanel/userdata/username/main

3. Remove the subdomain file completely from /var/cpanel/userdata/username/:

rm /var/cpanel/userdata/username/sub.maindomain.com

4. Remove all lines containing the subdomain from /var/cpanel/users/username:

vim /var/cpanel/users/username

5. Remove all lines containing the subdomain from /var/named/maindomain.com.db:

vim /var/named/maindomain.com.db

6. Remove subdomain files from /var/cpanel/userdata/wineinns/:

rm /var/cpanel/userdata/wineinns/sub.domain.com
rm /var/cpanel/userdata/wineinns/sub.domain.com.cache

7. Now we need to rebuild some files and restart apache:

/scripts/rebuildhttpdconf
/etc/init.d/httpd restart
/scripts/updateuserdomains

Now login to your CPanel interface and check the subdomain is removed.

If not try and add the same subdomain again and then remove. This worked for me.

That should be it gone.

 

 

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