Taking my Joomla website offline temporarily

asked Jun 25, 2012 in General by sally23 (1,250 points)
Hi all,
I want to make my website unavailable completely for a number of days. I need to make major changes and I need my website to be offline for that. Does anyone know a simple and quick way I can make my website unavailable for visitors, and also simply put it back online?
Your advice is highly appreciated
Thank you in advanced

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answered Jun 25, 2012 by WebGuru (9,280 points)
You can make your site unavailable by replacing it with a simple message. Do the following;
1.From  Administrator back-end click on Global Configuration button under  main Control Panel
2.Click on the ‘Site’ tab.
3.Look for Site Offline and then change the radio button from to Yes
4.If you want to leave a message change the Offline Message  and put your message there and then save