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

  1. In your Prestashop admin panel, go to Preferences ->SEO & URL’s section: 
  2. Find there the Set Shop URL section. In the Base URI field change the URL from existing to the new one, e.g. from /andre/prestashop/shop/ to /andre/prestashop/:
  3. Click “Save” button to save the changes.
  4. In your FTP or hosting control panel find the File Manager and go to the directory Prestashop is currently installed in. Highlight all the files ( you can use Ctrl+A hotkey) and copy/move them from sub-directory to the root.
  5. Using updated URL open your website to check the changes. The site will be displayed in the root directory.

Hopefully, this tutorial was helpful for you.