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I have a Vmin site imported from cPanel. There was a redirect from / into /site, which continued to work after the import...and I never thought about it, because it was what I wanted.
Now, I have installed a new Joomla instance at /joomla and want to redirect to that instead.
I tried a bunch of permutations to get this effect, to no avail. The only thing I could get to work is to redirect /site to /joomla.
But this makes me uneasy, since there are now two redirects, including a phantom one that I can't see.
Besides, I used the script installer, and want to rename the /joomla directory anyway, without losing the ability to auto update.
Any assist would be appreciated.
cPanel tends to use .htaccess files to handle configuration -- look in /home/USERNAME/public_html/.htaccess, I suspect the redirection that cPanel setup is in there.
And then, you can just tweak that to point to your Joomla install.
Hey, GREAT! Thanks to the .htaccess tipster, I have done some housecleaning on the .htaccess file in /public_html. There were some directives there that related to long deleted apps. Now there is just the one redirect, and something about All and -indexes, which I seem to recall prevents directory listing.
The other issue: I have Joomlapack, and know it gets excellent reviews. Have done a few backups but no restores :)
The problem is that I want to retain the benefit of the "instant upgrades" with Install Scripts.
If I move Joomla, I lose that ability. Even if I rename the directory, I probably lose that, right? I know that there's a Magic Update component for Joomla, but I think I trust the Vmin team more than the dev of that component.
It's a detail, but I want it to resolve into maximum ease AND stability for my virtual server :)
Thanks, All for the assists.
If you wanted to manually rename a directory, you'd just need to update where Virtualmin is looking for that particular directory.
You can do that in here:
Thanks very much. I am going to address that tomorrow, then!
Uhhhh If you installed Joomla and then move it to a new place no matter what you use to do it with *any* updates that VM Pro does for that install will never do a update.
The locations of every install is written to a file for that domain.
If you really want to "move" Joomla to a new directory, then easiest is to install JoomlaPack (free backup component) http://www.joomlapack.net/
It works extremely well, and you can save the backup, install Joomla to a new location, and then just restore from the backup, all in a few minutes.
Only item is to move the backup outside of Joomla before deleting the old install!
There are two ways that I've personally done to "move" a Joomla site and still have it "registered" in Virtualmin, neither of which involves editing any Virtualmin files, although I've asked for the ability in the past to "import/attach" this type of thing into Virtualmin, similar to importing a whole site.
One way is to just rename it, if you had first set it up with a separate subdomain. A separate domain (mydomain.mysite.com) also gives (IMO) some extra security if hacked, since it's isolated.
Second way is to install a fresh Joomla, and then just erase the files and reinstall the backup version, which is why I suggested using JoomlaPack, which creates a good install package using YOUR data as the "sample" data.
Both ways work, I've used them both. I haven't successfully used their kickstart method, however :(