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How to Change Joomla Website URL

Changing your website link might be necessary if you change your business name, you have migrated the site, or if you bought a new domain name. Joomla websites do not require changing the configuration file since the website will work as long as the domain name is pointing to the correct directory. However, if it does not do it correctly on its own, follow the steps below on how to change a Joomla website’s URL:  


tep 1Log in to cPanel.  

Step 2. Click File Manager 

Step 3. Go to your Joomla website files and locate the configuration.php file.  

Step 4. Right-click on the file and select Edit.  

Step 5. Click the Edit button. 

Step 6. Look for ‘public $live_site =’ and add the new Joomla website URL in between the apostrophes. 

Joomla Live Site Line in Config File

Step 7. Check the $log_path and $tmp_path. Change the paths with the new website directory if necessary. 

Log Path Line of Joomla Config File

Step 8. Click Save Changes on the top-right. 

Feel free to contact our Singapore or Australia Support Team if you have further questions. 

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Updated on May 21, 2021

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