To move your Joomla! site from either one folder to another or one server to another, here are a few basics.
* Copy over your files, either via ftp or SSH/command line
* Backup and then restore your database – perhaps using phpmyadmin or SSH/command line
(this step only needed if moving site from one server to another.
* Edit your configuration.php file to reflect the new values. Specifically the following:
$josConfig_password = ‘password';
$josConfig_db = ‘joomla_joomla';
$josConfig_absolute_path = ‘/home/joomla/public_html';
$josConfig_live_site = ‘http://www.joomla.org‘;
$josConfig_cachepath = ‘/your absolute path/cache';
Note: You may also need to ensure you have configured your .htaccess file in the new location.