Move a Joomla Site from Test Directory to Live

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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

Often you can access your CPanel just by adding /cpanel to your domain name …

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

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