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PrestaShop 1.6.x. How to move website from sub-directory to the root folder

Hello! This video tutorial shows how to move your PrestaShop site from sub-directory to the root.

So, let’s learn how to do that.

  1. Log in to your Prestashop administration area, go to Preferences ->SEO & URL’s section. Scroll down to locate the «Base URI» field. Change the URL from existing to the new one, e.g. from /andre/prestashop/shop/ to /andre/prestashop/.


    Click «Save» button at the bottom right:


  2. Now, access your FTP or hosting control panel File Manager and navigate to the directory Prestashop is currently installed in. Highlight all the files and copy/move it from sub-directory to the root:


  3. Open your web-site using updated URL and check it — the site is now displayed in the root directory. We have successfully moved the web-site from sub-directory to the root.

This is the end of the tutorial, we have learnt how to move PrestaShop site from sub-directory to the root.