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Magento: How to change your site URL/Domain using cPanel

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In this article we will demonstrate how to change the URL/Domain of your Magento application.

For this article, we will assume that you are already logged into cPanel.

Step 1) Click the phpMyAdmin link found in the database section of the page.

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Step 2) Click the database that your Magento site is using

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Step 3) Locate and click on the core_config_data table located on the left side
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Step 4) Locate the following two entries and edit the value section for both of them …

web/unsecure/base_url

web/secure/base_url

Step 4.a) Click the Edit icon for the row
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Step 4.b) Enter the new URL in the value section (replacing the old value), then press Go
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Your site may be working at the new URL at this point. Please try loading your site to see if it loads correctly. If it does not work we will need to clear the var cache. You can do this by following the steps below.

Step 1) Return to cPanel

Step 2) Click the File Manager link found in the Files section
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Step 3) Double click on the “var” directory

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Step 4) Double click on the “cache” directory
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Step 5) Click the Select All option from the tool bar
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Step 6) Click the Delete button located on the top tool bar
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Step 7) Click the Delete Files button to confirm the delete
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That’s it! Your site should now be working at the new URL/Domain.

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8 Comments

  • This does not work, make sure you back-up / export your /magenta/var/cache folder first.

    • Thank you for pointing that out! It is always a good idea to have a full backup of everything before making any changes, of course :)

  • Seems to work flawlessly for me. Which Cpanel version are you using?

  • hi, i am getting problems in cart after changing the domain name.
    Cart products quantity is not updating .

    • Hi Bhanu,

      Sorry to hear of your troubles. The process should have been pretty seamless but sometimes with Magento caching can come into play.

      Did you follow the steps to clear your var/cache folder after changing the domain name?

      If so, then we would suggest that you submit a ticket with our support team to investigate the matter on your behalf.

      • Hi, i changed domain name in magento configration and Cpanel .
        Then flushed cache of magento from admin panel.
        but everything except cart update is working.

        • Sorry to hear the troubles persist for you. At this point we would suggest that you place a support ticket with our team so we can properly investigate this situation.

  • beautiful instruction, helped me out. Thank you.

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