Uninstall DevKinsta

Follow the instructions given below to uninstall DevKinsta for a fresh start.

DevKinsta Removal


Go to Settings > Apps, search for DevKinsta, and remove it.


Open Finder and click on Applications in the sidebar. Drag and drop the DevKinsta icon into the Trash, or right-click on the DevKinsta icon and choose File > Move to Trash from the menu that appears.


In terminal/command-line, remove the DevKinsta application with:

sudo rm /usr/share/applications/dev-kinsta.desktop

Clean Up After Removal

There are some folders and Docker containers that require a bit of additional clean-up.


On all OS, Docker containers, volumes, and networks starting with devkinsta_ should be removed.

If you do not need Docker for other applications and wish to remove it too, in Docker Desktop go to Preferences > Troubleshoot > Uninstall.

On Linux, you can also remove Docker with:

sudo apt-get purge docker-ce docker-ce-cli containerd.io

Hosts File

You may also want to remove the entries added to your hosts file by DevKinsta. This will be everything between the START DEVKINSTA entries and END DEVKINSTA entries in your hosts file.


Remove the following folders:

  • User/Library/Application Support/DevKinsta (application config)
  • User/DevKinsta (site files)


Remove the following folders:

  • User\DevKinsta
  • User\AppData\Roaming\DevKinsta
  • User\AppData\Local\dev-kinsta-updater


Remove the following folders:

  • /opt/DevKinsta
  • ~/.config/DevKinsta
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