Honestly, I was not not nice - I just informed you how it works. Also, if you follow the forum and read the “read this before you start post”, you know that we provide hestia as solution for sysadmins with existing knowledge. So a “booo” comment on a free open source project is definitively at the wrong place - so probaly be nice yourself…
Hestia is pretty good cPanel replacement but one thing I don’t like about it is that I can’t use Windows RDP App to maintain my Oracle Cloud. I think Hestia is taking control of the Desktop and I don’t like that. I should be in control of the machine.
Anyway, Let me know if anybody has any problems with removing and reinstalling Hestia from scratch.
While using apt purge, and deleting the hestia directory will get rid of Hestia, I think what the devs were alluding to is the fact that the hestia install makes a lot of changes to other apps, replacing their configs, adding repositories etc. If you want to really remove all traces of Hestia, the way to do it is to get the install script and make sure all the changes that it made are reversed manually. Once you look at the script you get the idea that reinstalling on a fresh server is a much quicker course of action.
With respect to Hestia ‘taking control’ of your Remote desktop, I’m guessing that is probably just the firewall blocking your RDP port, and adding a rule to allow it, would probably let you back in.