Moving from Premium Site Builder to Joomla

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Keith / 13 Points
2011-08-18 5:56 am EST
Website Design
I've created a site using the Premium Site Builder but would like to build it using Joomla. I would like my existing site to remain active as I build the Joomla site, so I'm wondering what the best approach is with regards to Joomla.

Do I create a subdomain and install it there, hoping I can transfer it to my primary domain afterword, or install Joomla on my local machine and ftp the site afterward once I've installed Joomla on my primary domain?

Thanks for the help.

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591 Points
2011-08-18 2:42 pm EST
Hello Keith,

You can put the joomla in a subdmomain, however you really only need it in its own folder. For example when you <a href='' target='_blank'>install Joomla through Fantastico</a>, in the "install in directory" field just put in a name (joomla, test, etc.) and the folder will be created for you. That will put the joomla installation into or, depending on the name you gave the directory. Since it is not linked from your primary domain, no one would know it was there unless it was typed into the browser. This also allows you to test how it looks on the server.

Moving Joomla from one directory to another is a pretty simple process once you are ready since it is remaining on the same server. First, you will delete the Premium Web Builder files in your File Manager so that they don't conflict (or move them in to a new folder for a backup). Then you will move the Joomla files (I prefer copying them, that way you will always have a back-up in your test folder). Once the files are moved, all you have to do is edit the configuration.php file and edit these settings:

var $log_path
var $live_site
FTP root</strong>

Each will have the location with your test directory at the end, so all you'll need to do is remove the test directory text so that Joomla knows that now it is directly in the public_html folder. Once you get to that point if you have any questions just let us know and we'll be happy to walk you through it, but its a pretty quick process.


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