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From where we can change the URL of admin in Magento?

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From where we can change the URL of admin in Magento?
posted May 19, 2015 by Vrije Mani Upadhyay

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First, open the local.xml configuration file in your favorite text editor, or use the Text Editor in the cPanel File Manager. The file is usually located in the app/etc/ directory under your Magento installation. Locate the following code segment:


Now, replace admin with your new admin path. This should be something personal which is hard to guess, use only letters or numbers - no special characters, then save the file.

The final step is to refresh your cache. Use an FTP client to delete the content of the var/cache/ directory, or use the following SSH command.

(First, navigate to you Magento root directory)

answer May 20, 2015 by Devyani
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There are two ways to change the admin URL in magento. I will explain you both the way.

- Change the url from Admin Panel

  • In admin section go to System->Configuration
  • Then go to Advanced->Admin
  • Expand Admin Base Url
    (a) Set Use Custom Admin URL to “Yes.” Then, enter the Custom Admin URL in the following format:
    Note: ** The admin URL must be in the same Magento installation, and have the same document root as the storefront.
    Set Custom Admin Path to “Yes.” Then, enter the name of the Custom Admin Path in the following format:
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Change from the Server Command Line

  • Open the app/etc/local.xml file in a text editor. Then locate the following code :


    Now change the path



  • From command line go to your magento root directory and execute the following command :

    rm -rf var/cache/*

That's all. Hope it will help you

answer Feb 23, 2018 by Vishi Gulati
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