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I have my Magento's file and folder structure inside a folder. I uploaded that folder to the www directory of my server. Now I am able to access my store with the URL myUrl.com/myMagentoFolder, where myUrl.comis the URL of my domain, and myMagentoFolderis the folder that I uploaded to wwww.

I need to be able to access my store with the URL myUrl.com, without /myMagentoFolder. I already created an .htaccess file and tried writing different directives but none of them works.

Any ideas on how to solve that? Any help is much appreciated.

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add blow lines to your .htaccess in root directory

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^/?myMagentoFolder/ http://www.myUrl.com/? [R=301,L]

Feel free for any query

  • Thanks for your answer. I tried but again with no results. Now I access myUrl.com and while the URL doesn't change, no content is displayed. May I be missing something? – LeCodeur Mar 15 '17 at 9:32
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You can either login to the backend and go and change the URL to the new one at

Configuration -> Web -> Unsecure Base URL and Secure Base URL.

Otherwise you need to access the database and look under the core_config_data table and web/unsecure/base_url and web/secure/base_url.

If you did not migrate the database or create a new one, you first need to make sure the Magento installation have access to it.

Look for the file named local.xml found under /app/etc/.

Edit the file and change USERNAME and PASSWORD inside the brackets for the database.

<default_setup>
    <connection>
        <username><![CDATA[USERNAME]]></username>
        <password><![CDATA[PASSWORD]]></password>
    </connection>
</default_setup>
  • I already did that. My problem is that I need that the url is only myUrl.com without the need of /myMagentoFolder. I need my server to look by default inside myMagentoFolder and take all the content from there but without adding myMagentoFolder. – LeCodeur Mar 15 '17 at 9:37
  • Any reason why it can't be in the root folder of your server? – André Mar 15 '17 at 9:39
  • It's just because I want it to be well organised and structured. – LeCodeur Mar 15 '17 at 9:40
  • Does the server run nginx or apache? – André Mar 15 '17 at 10:38

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