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
Often you can access your CPanel just by adding /cpanel to your domain name ... example.com/cpanel
Access the File Manager
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
Open Your Test Folder
Select All the Files
Click on Move File
Move to /public_html/
Check Your Site
Visit the front of your site in its new location and verify that everything is working correctly.
Login to Your Joomla Site Administrator
Go to Site >> Global Configuration
Change Path to Log folder
Change that setting to remove your /test/ folder
Change Path to Temp-folder
Change that setting to remove your /test/ folder. Click "Save" in the top-right corner.