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Rename the System Directory
Follow these steps to rename the system directory:
- FTP to your server and change the name of the current system directory to the desired name.
- In the newly renamed directory open config.php in a text editor and update the path for the Control Panel location to reflect the new name.
$conf['cp_url'] = "http://example.com/newsystemname/index.php";
$conf['system_folder'] = "newsystemname";
- Edit /path.php to update the name for the system directory.
Note: If you are saving templates as text files, you will likely need to edit the path to the template folder in Templates- Global Template Preferences.