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Moving SS site to Root from Folder


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12 March 2010 at 8:46am Community Member, 25 Posts

Hi, I hope you can give me some advioce here guys!

I have a static site running currently and am changing this to a SS site which I have built but I have placed the whole SS site into a folder in the root called 'CMS'. So it goes (the SS site site here).

I have finished testing the SS site and everything works great but now need to replace the old static site, which sits in the root, with the SS site.

So, do I simply delete all the staic site files and upload the SS files to the root (which is what I think i should do) but I suspect I will have to change some other files such as config or similar. Which files would I have to change and is there a simple way to do this?

Thanks for your help here.


12 March 2010 at 9:11am Community Member, 90 Posts

you should work on .htcaccess file .
Add rewriteBase.

Edit the .htacess file adding the following code
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /cms

May works. have a try.


12 March 2010 at 9:13am Community Member, 25 Posts

thanks i will give it a try


12 March 2010 at 9:27am (Last edited: 12 March 2010 9:27am), Community Member, 39 Posts

If you are moving your SS code to the would need adjust your .htaccess file as follows:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /

Note: this almost the same as SSAdmin's response but you no longer would need the 'cms' in the rewrite path when you go to the root.


12 March 2010 at 9:49am Community Member, 90 Posts

Hi,@chingochango.. you r right..
I didnt notice he has finished the site-construction and want to make it public.

@SuperBlues. Try the one without "cms" if you wannt to publish your site.

Using RewriteBase /XXX to hide your site before your finishing your site construction.

Thanks for pointing out, chingochango.
All Good