I am running magento on my Linux server with Cpanel and I can access my Store via a dedicated IP address (E.X, Now I wish to point my server DNS to my domain name (www.example.com) so that I can access the store via domain name.

My Question: Since nothing is changing at the server side, will Magento works perfectly after moving to the domain name? Or there are some changes I am required to do?

  • for your security, don't share your ip address anymore. – Gem Dec 23 '16 at 4:31

Once you point your server with domain name after that

Login to admin panel:

Goto System->Configuration->General->web->Unsecure and change Base URL to your domainname.com

and Goto System->Configuration->General->web->Secure and change Base URL to your domainname.com

and clear your magento cache and if you are not able login via browser after chages then goto Cpanel yourMagentoDir/var/cache and delete all files with in chache folder

  • Thank you. Do I need to make any changes at the Database level using queries after editing the secure url in admin panel? – Benjamin Dec 23 '16 at 7:16
  • @Benjamin you dont have to make changes in database once you made chnages in admin panel – Murtuza Zabuawala Dec 23 '16 at 7:21

After the change from dedicated IP address to domain you need to set web/unsecure/base_url and web/secure/base_url in core_config_data table

you can find this using sql query

SELECT * FROM `core_config_data` WHERE `path` LIKE '%base_url%'

and change value from ip address to domain name

i.e. to http://www.example.com/

And make sure file permissions are currect


"Path" web/unsecure/base_url

when value is changing to domain name not working properly.page shows 404 Error.Giving IP adress working fine. I cleared cache.

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