How to change URL of Joomla site

To change URL of Joomla site. In This article will be explaining how to do it in easy and quick way. Sometimes it is necessary to change the domain name for a website and change to a configuration file and possibly your database. These two tasks are both discussed in below. The follow the steps for changing your Joomla website URL.

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Tasks No. 1 : To modifying the Domain Name for Your Joomla Website

Step 1 : Start with Login to your cPanel.

Step 2 : Go to the File Manager or FTP client.

Step 3 : Locate the installation files for your Joomla files.

Step 4 : Search for the root folder of your Joomla installation.

Step 5 : Then Open file configuration.php for editing.

Step 6 : Locate the following line which defines website URL

public $live_site=’domain_name.com’

Step 7 : Replace domain.com with new domain name.

public $live_site=’new_domain_name.com’;

Step 8 : Then Save the file to apply the changes.

 

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Tasks No 2. : Change the Database Settings of Your Joomla Installation

Step 1 : Login to your cPanel.

Step 2 : In the Databases section Click on phpMyAdmin.

Step 3 : Select your Joomla database.

Step 4 : Then click on Export in the top menu.

Note : The exported format will be SQL (e.g. filename.sql)

Step 5 : Save the resulting SQL file to your local hard drive.

Step 6 : Then open the SQL file in a Text Editor.

Step 7 : Find and Replace all of your old URLs with the new one.

Step 8 : Then save the SQL file.

Step 9 : Go back to phpMyAdmin.

Step 10 : Then Import your updated SQL file back in as the Same Joomla database.

After the importing is completed, you should be able to visit your Joomla site with the new domain. Here is how easy and fast we can change Joomla website URL just by editing it’s configuration file.

 

That’s it!!!

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How to install Joomla from Softaculous

 

Softaculous is a software that allows for the installation of Joomla with easy. Using the Softaculous software you can install Joomla on any domain or domain sub-directory. In this article you will find on how to use Softaculous to install a Joomla 3 application on your hosting account.

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Please follow the steps by steps: 

Step 1 : Log into your cPanel Account.

Step 2 : Under Software/Services section, Click on Softaculous.

Step 3 : Find Joomla script.

Step 4 : Click on Install button in order to start the Joomla 3 setup process.

Step 5 : Select Joomla 3 from the drop-down menu.

Step 6 : Choose the installation folder for the new application.

Step 7 : Leave empty if you want Joomla 3 to be installed in the root directory of your account.

Step 8 : Select administrative Username.

Step 9 : Select administrative Password.

Step 10 : Select administrative E-mail Address.

Note : It is important to provide correct email address because it will be used in case you forget your password or want to reset it.

Step 11 : Press the Install button to complete the installation.

In a few seconds, your Joomla 3 application will be installed and ready to use

 

That’s!!!!

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