How to rename the installation directory of Joomla using cPanel

You will need to log into cPanel with your supplied username and password. Normally this URL is: http://www.yourdomain.com/cpanel

1) Select the Username field and enter your username
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2) Next select the Password field and enter your password
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3) Now select the Log in button
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4) From the Files section, click on the File Manager icon
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5) When prompted select to open the Web Root and click the Go button
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6) Select the directory named ‘joomla’ by clicking on it
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7) Next right click the folder name and select the Rename option
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8) Add the letters ‘my’ to the directory name and click the Rename File button
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9) Now double click the ‘myjoomla’ folder
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10) Select the ‘configuration.php’ file and right click. Then select the Edit option
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11) Select the Edit button
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Scroll down to the bottom of the editor window

12) Select the place in the $log_path where we will edit it to match our new directory name
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13) Change the path to read ‘myjoomla’ from just ‘joomla’

14) Do the same for the $tmp_path value
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15) Next click the Save Changes button
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16) Now select the Close button
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17) Select Yes to close the window
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You now know how to rename your Joomla directory from cPanel

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