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Change Admin URL of the Existing Magento Store

Suppose you have an existing Magento website and the url of the administrator side is http://www.yoursite.com/admin. On the time of Magento Installation most of us just put the url of the admin side is http://www.yoursite.com/admin, which is not secure and hackers can find the admin area url very easily. So that it is very important to put the admin url little bit diffrerent from the others. In this poat I am describing how you can change the admin url.

Suppose current admin url is http://www.yoursite.com/admin and you want to change it http://www.yoursite.com/administrator.

Step 1. Navigate to the app/etc/local.xml and open the file in the editor of your choice.

Step 2. Search for the code below


Step 3. Change the admin to administrator or whatever you want, then the code will look like as:


Step 4. Now Remove the cache Manually, for the Manual cache removal, Navigate to the var/cache/ select all the items and remove it.

Step 5. Now try to open your admin with the new url http://www.yoursite.com/administrator.
Hope this will be helpfull.

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