Johnny Zghaib Johnny Zghaib - 3 months ago 15
PHP Question

How to move my Joomla website from localhost and host it on GoDaddy

I am new to Joomla and Hosting,

i have downloaded a Joomla template from a website. the package contains the hole template including the database and all the structure(html, css) and all the web parts. i did my changes locally and want to move the website and host it on GoDaddy. But first i need to buy a hosting and move the files to the server.

now GoDaddy have a ready Joomla installation plus hosting, if i purchase that and take the template and install it, i would loose the the added html and content provided.

what is the best practices to to move forward.

Answer

You can ignore GoDaddy's Joomla installation, you don't need it. Just upload your files, export/import your database, and update your configuration.php file with the new paths & connection information.