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How to move website from domain.com/joomla to www.domain.com

Postby MattieSunshine » Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:05 pm

I installed Joomla on the Remote Host (Godaddy) only. I created website. Cannot figure out how to make it show up at main site http://www.domain.com instead of http://www.domain.com/joomla . Don't know how to move it to main directory. This was not addressed in Absolute Beginners Guide.

Any help would be appreciated.

If I had created website on local computer I realize I could FTP it and it would show at http://www.domain.com ...but on remote host, not sure how to fix this issue.

P.S. I have been in MyphpAdmin, but have no clue how to use it.
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Re: How to move website from domain.com/joomla to www.domain.com

Postby 2ninerniner2 » Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:21 pm

Bonjour,

If there is nothing else in the root of your site ( www.domain.com ) other than the default Go Daddy files and folders, then in the File Manager of the Hosting Control Center, select the joomla folder in the right pane and click the move button and choose the root of the site from the left pane as the destination. Once that is finished, edit the configuration.php tmp and log paths to reflect this new location (just remove the /joomla).

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Re: How to move website from domain.com/joomla to www.domain.com

Postby MattieSunshine » Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:27 pm

You are awesome! Thanks...I will try it!

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Re: How to move website from domain.com/joomla to www.domain.com

Postby hdouglas » Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:29 pm

Seem to be answering this one quite frequently. Install JoomlaPack from the extensions directory http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions ... 06/details create a backup (using it) of the site in /joomla
Then load the backup file to the new area along with kickstart.php (see extension) and call it.

Remember to delete kickstart.php after the restore.

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Re: How to move website from domain.com/joomla to www.domain.com

Postby MattieSunshine » Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:34 pm

Thanks so much for your reply. I did back up to my hard [drive] with Filezilla, but this sounds much better.

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Re: How to move website from domain.com/joomla to www.domain.com

Postby 2ninerniner2 » Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:39 pm

hdouglas wrote:Seem to be answering this one quite frequently. Install JoomlaPack from the extensions directory http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions ... 06/details create a backup (using it) of the site in /joomla
Then load the backup file to the new area along with kickstart.php (see extension) and call it.

Remember to delete kickstart.php after the restore.


Actually, this is unnecessary on a Go Daddy Linux account just to move it up one level. 3 clicks, edit the config and it's done! :)
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Re: How to move website from domain.com/joomla to www.domain.com

Postby MattieSunshine » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:48 am

:D I just got my website up and running due to the excellent advice I recieved from: 2ninerniner2 !!!

Thanks for all your great help!!! Your advice was very easy to understand. Thanks for taking the time to help me with my Godaddy questions.

Your advice was correct and totally awesome!!!

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Re: How to move website from domain.com/joomla to www.domain.com

Postby GODADDY » Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:30 pm

These are all great solutions. If you only need to create a redirect you may also find the Sites Redirect Manager helpful. You can redirect your site from http://www.domain.com to http://www.domain.com/joomla . Make sure to select the Content Redirect Option of "No Redirect" in order to avoid a circular redirect loop. Detailed instructions can be found in this help article: http://help.godaddy.com/article/5120
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Re: How to move website from domain.com/joomla to www.domain.com

Postby humvee » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:10 pm

[Mod Note: Split a number of posts from this thread that had moved off the original posters topic. viewtopic.php?f=431&t=494165&start=0 ]

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Re: How to move website from domain.com/joomla to www.domain.com

Postby pbagioli » Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:47 pm

2ninerniner2 wrote:Bonjour,

If there is nothing else in the root of your site ( http://www.domain.com ) other than the default Go Daddy files and folders, then in the File Manager of the Hosting Control Center, select the joomla folder in the right pane and click the move button and choose the root of the site from the left pane as the destination. Once that is finished, edit the configuration.php tmp and log paths to reflect this new location (just remove the /joomla).

Cheers!
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Hi all, total noob here.

I followed the directions listed above but it doesnt work for me. http://www.domain.com is still BLANK.

domain.com/joomla still works perfectly.

Im using Godaddy's file manager as described above and I changed the configuration file's "live" parameter to point to the just domain.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: How to move website from domain.com/joomla to www.domain

Postby roniza » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:55 pm

OK, after digging and talking to GoDaddy here's the story

To move the domain, simply configure it in the hosting control panel to point to the joomla directory. Easy.

Now, to map specific pages, old ones for example if you have a page support.html and you would like to map it to /index.php/support do the following:
1) Create a asp.net web.config file e.g. by creating a default web site in VS
2) Add the following httpRedirect to the system.webServer part:


<system.webServer>
...
<httpRedirect enabled="true" exactDestination="true"
httpResponseStatus="Permanent">
<add wildcard="*/index.html" destination="/joomla" />
<add wildcard="*/support.html" destination="/joomla/index.php/support" />
<add wildcard="*/contactus.html" destination="/joomla/index.php/contact" />
</httpRedirect>
</system.webServer>

3) copy the web.config file to the Joomla directory on your godaddy shared instance

Voila! :D

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Re: How to move website from domain.com/joomla to www.domain

Postby roniza » Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:03 pm

You can see it in action on my web site http://www.hl7kit.com/
Try this page which originally was http://www.hl7kit.com/support.html and now redirects to http://www.hl7kit.com/joomla/index.php/support


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