Running Joomla alongside a simple HTML site

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Running Joomla alongside a simple HTML site

Postby mrjbiz » Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:07 pm

Hi there,

I want to move my joomla development from localhost to web server, but keep the old website on that web server running for a while. The old website on the web server is a very simple set of .htm files with hyperlinks between them. I figured if I install Joomla into the same directory as the old website, then set the default page to be the index page from the old website instead of the joomla site, everything would be hunky-dory. When the time comes to shut down the old website, I would simply remove the files and the Joomla site would automatically become the default site.

I've tried using the directoryindex command in .htaccess to change the default page from index.php to index.htm, but it doesn't do anything. Any suggestions would be much appriciated!


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Re: Running Joomla alongside a simple HTML site

Postby pxforti » Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:52 pm

I recommend leaving your site alone until you're ready to switch to joomla and then install the joomla site. You shouldn't have any other files in the joomla directory since it makes it very difficult later to detamine which files are joomla and which are not.
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Re: Running Joomla alongside a simple HTML site

Postby MrBeeblebrox » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:46 am

there are a few thigns you can do.

First option is the .htaccess one

Don't rewrite URIs that exist

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RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f
RewriteRule ^.*$ - [L]

Second option is installing onto a sub domain like

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Re: Running Joomla alongside a simple HTML site

Postby keshavpareek » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:10 am

Hello mrjbiz,
What I suggest you just create a subdomain for your Joomla site and this will not impact your live site or you can install Joomla in any folder instead direct on root.

you can also try this

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RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index.php$ index.html [R=301,L]

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