How do I export my Joomla website

Instructions on how to move Joomla without problems | Manually or with a plugin

3. Change the configuration

Joomla works with a configuration file (configuration.php) so that the connection to the database can be established.

Open the "configuration.php" File with an editor of your choice. To be on the safe side, make a copy of the file before making any changes so that you have the original to hand in the event of any errors.

The file can be edited with any editor. Find the file from your backup and open it with "right click on the file" -> "Open with" -> "Editor of your choice".

This change can optionally be made using the file manager.

Search for these 4 entries (Windows: Ctrl + F):

  • "$ host" ("Database Host")
  • "$ user" ("User name")
  • "$ password" ("Database password")
  • "$ db" ("Database name")

These 4 entries currently still point to the old database. The new access data are required so that the new, imported, database can be accessed.

Where can I find the access data for the database?

Once you have found the necessary data, replace it with the old one accordingly.

If they are set correctly, the path for the temporary files and logs of Joomla continues.

The two entries are as follows:

  1. $ log_path
  2. $ tmp_path

Change this to the following entries and replace "deinedomain.tld" with the domain name:

  1. $ log_path: "/var/home/yourdomain.tld/www/administrator/logs"
  2. $ tmp_path: "/var/home/yourdomain.tld/www/tmp"

Pay attention to the folder structure. If there are subdirectories, these must be adapted accordingly. / www / refers to the main directory and everything after that counts as a subdirectory, such as / www / joomla /

If the entries are also replaced accordingly, the move of the Joomla website to is complete.