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I've been designing a website for a client. It is since completed and I have the ftp details to upload the site.

It appears they are using software called "Joomla!"

How should I go about removing this and uploading the new site - I only have FTP details and do not have any DNS, domain details or anything else.

Thanks in advance

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  1. Ask customer to backup and download the old site (Very important as a legal stand point).
  2. Look at Joomla's SQL details within configuration.php and take note of details.
  3. Delete contents of public_html or www.
  4. Upload new site to same location.
  5. If new site uses a DB then use same details obtained from configuration.php with a different prefix.

If you get stuck then you should ask the client for details of the web host so you can contact there support.

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