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

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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 SiteAdmin.

Step 1) Click the phpMyAdmin link found in the database section of the left-hand menu.

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Step 2) Click the Launch phpMyAdmin button
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Step 3) Click the database that your Magento site is using
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Step 4) Locate and click on the core_config_data table located on the left side
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Step 5) Locate the following two entries and edit the value section for both of them …

web/unsecure/base_url

web/secure/base_url

Step 5.a) Click the Edit icon for the row
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Step 5.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 SiteAdmin

Step 2) Click the File Manager link found in the Website Tools section of the left menu
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Step 3) Click the File Manager
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Step 4) Double click on the “var” directory
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Step 5) Double click on the “cache” directory
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Step 6) Click the Select All option from the tool bar
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Step 7) Click the Delete button located on the top tool bar
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Step 8) 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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