how to remove apache,phpmyadmin mysql completely. I have tried a number of things now I want to remove it completely and reinstall it

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You can remove the packages in Ubuntu by executing the commands:

dpkg --purge phpmyadmin
dpkg --purge mysql-server
dpkg --purge apache2.2-common


You have option also to remove the following packages:

sudo apt-get remove apache2*
sudo apt-get remove phpmyadmin 
sudo apt-get remove mysql-server
sudo apt-get remove php5


sudo apt-get --purge apache2*
sudo apt-get --purge phpmyadmin 
sudo apt-get --purge mysql-server
sudo apt-get --purge php5
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    Aalways go for 'apt-get' when you have the option. Next: this does not remove the settings. That needs a "purge" too.
    – Rinzwind
    Aug 3, 2016 at 12:02
  • For most commands you will need sudo in dpkg also. Nov 6, 2018 at 10:24
  • Also another tip: the dpkg command to remove apache didn't worked here so I change to "apache2" only and it worked. Nov 6, 2018 at 10:26

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