Will there be any difference if I login to my Magento admin panel by localhost or

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    Afaik was there a problem in the past with urls which do not contain a .. therefore maybe there is a problem with localhost. But beside this no, I don't think so Commented Jan 11, 2014 at 18:36
  • I working this stuff I think there is no problem.
    – Keyul Shah
    Commented Jan 12, 2014 at 3:25

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I recently found that using localhost just won't work. Why this restriction exists is beyond me. You can either use the IP or create a dummy domain entry in your hosts file to use something like     dummy.magento

Then when you type in http://dummy.magento/admin (if your store is installed at root) it will open the admin login page.

Remember to change these core_config_data values


BTW, I think this has been an issue since at least 1.4

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