is there a way to override a Magento store (a store within a magento install, that isnt the primary one)?

I have a html landing page I want to put in place of the store while Im developing it.

Is this possible? What is the best way?


You could use a simple rewrite rule in your .htaccess


# replace to suit the domain
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} www.example.com 
# change to suit your own IP
RewriteCond %{REMOTE_ADDR} !^x\.x\.x\.x 
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/maintenance\.htm$
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://%{HTTP_HOST}/maintenance.htm [R=307,L]
  • That works well, thanks :) The .htaccess file reads the # comment after the HTTP_HOST as an argument however, incase anyone else needs to know this. – Wayners247 Dec 5 '13 at 17:23
  • So ive used the above, and all seems to be ok, however its almost like the site is just ignoring the above? It loads as normal, regardless of file location. – Wayners247 Dec 5 '13 at 18:19

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