Migrate Joomla

Its quite easy to move a Joomla-site to new domain.

You’ll need a FTP-software and a FTP-account to your hosting space: FTP_clients.

Present address: http://new.mindoman.se

FTP-path to webfiles: /new.mindoman.se/public_html/

Targetaddress: http://mindoman.se/

FTP-path to webfiles: /mindoman.se/public_html/
1. Start by copying all webfiles from new.mindoman.se/public_html to mindomain.se/public_html

2. Then download configuration.php in the newly copied mindoman.se/public_html-folder

3. Open up configuration.php with notepad or similar and change the following:

var $live_site = '';
var $log_path = '/your/absolute/filepath/new.mindoman.se/logs';
var $tmp_path = '/your/absolute/filepath/new.mindoman.se/tmp';
var $cache_path = '/your/absolute/filepath/new.mindoman.se/cache';
var $ftp_root = 'public_html/';

Change it to:

var $live_site = '';
var $log_path = '/your/absolute/filepath/mindoman.se/logs';
var $tmp_path = '/your/absolute/filepath/mindoman.se/tmp';
var $cache_path = '/your/absolute/filepath/mindoman.se/cache';
var $ftp_root = 'public_html/';

4. If you’ve set the live_site-value also change it accoringly

var $live_site = 'http://new.mindoman.se';

Change it to:

var $live_site = 'http://mindoman.se';

5. Save your changes and upload the configuration.php to the same folder.

If the website doesn’t load correctly check the .htaccess-file through FTP to see that the address also has been updated on the RewriteBase-row. If not just change the address here as well.

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