Magento: Changing Domains

Follow this guide to update the domain name of your Magento install. It's a good idea to back up your website prior to doing this.

  1. In cPanel, find the "Databases" section, and click "phpMyAdmin".
  2. Select your Magento database from the menu on the left.
  3. Select the "core_config_data" table.
  4. Find the "path" fields called "web/unsecure/base_url" and "web/secure/base_url".
  5. Select the pencil icon for each row, and change the value to the new domain name.

Note: Magento will not work with temporary URLs. If you are trying to test out your site before going live, the best way is to set up a subdomain for testing.

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