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Move a Joomla Site from Test Directory to Live

This tutorial will show you how to move a Joomla site from one directory to another using CPanel. One common reason for doing this is to move Joomla from a test folder and make it live. Joomla 1.5 makes this process very easy.

Login into your CPanel

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Often you can access your CPanel just by adding /cpanel to your domain name ... example.com/cpanel

Access the File Manager

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Although your screen may not look 100% identical to the one above, every version of Cpanel does come with a "File Manger" option somewhere.

Choose to Go to the Webroot

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Open Your Test Folder

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Select All the Files

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Click on Move File

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Move to /public_html/

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Check Your Site

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Visit the front of your site in its new location and verify that everything is working correctly.

Login to Your Joomla Site Administrator

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Go to Site >> Global Configuration

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Change Path to Log folder

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Change that setting to remove your /test/ folder

Change Path to Temp-folder

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Change that setting to remove your /test/ folder. Click "Save" in the top-right corner.

 

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