How to disable and remove Urchin?
Sometimes when you lease a dedicated server it comes with different software packages and control panels pre-installed. You can usually decide which control panel you want, too. More and more dedicated servers are running an optional web statistics program – "Urchin". Urching allows sophisticated analysis of your web server’s log files.
One of the disadvantages of running Urchin on your server is that the software is very resource intensive. Urchin can be consuming lots of disk space for non-truncated log files and easily fill up hosting accounts disk space allowance. If you already use AWStats and are happy with this software there is no need to have Urchin running on your server. But how do you get rid of Urchin on your server (Red Hat Linux / cPanel Control Panel)?
Logon to your server using Putty and SSH. Switch to the root user. If necessary – stop the Urchin service.
Now execute the following (this will delete the Urchin installation directory):
1) cd /usr/local and
2) rm -rf urchin/
To remove the Urchin directory for every user execute the following:
1) rm -rf /home/*/tmp/urchin
To remove Urchin from starting up you will need to remove the entry in your rc.local file. Execute the following:
pico -w /etc/rc.local
Now remove urchin entry and save/close the file.
Swtich directories to:
cd /etc/rc.d/init.d/ and delete the Urchin file from this directory. Urchin is now removed from your server.