Disabling Drupal Modules via your Database

Due to the occasional small (or large) fluke, your entire Drupal website can become inaccessible because of a module.  This is how you solve the problem: disable the specific module by altering values in your Drupal database.

In our case, we’ll use phpMyAdmin, but you can use whatever utility you prefer for database manipulation.  So, here is what you do:

  1. Login to your Drupal Database
  2. Access the ‘system’ table.  If you added a table prefix: <prefix>, the table will be listed as ‘<prefix>system’
  3. Browse the table entries, and find the entry for the target module
  4. Edit the table entry, and change the status from ‘1’ to ‘0’
  5. The module is now disabled!

Hopefully that did the trick, and you can now use your website.