I need to change a magento domain to a temporary IP this way for development:

http://www.domain.com > http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xx/domain

I made several searches, changes to core_config_data and everytime I try the new URL it sends me back to http://www.domain.com. The problem also occurs on /admin.

Anyone has the answer for that ?

THank you !


  • change it from the admin panel instead- Base URL and BaseURL Secure
    – fmsthird
    Dec 29, 2018 at 3:36
  • I cannot reach admin panel cause it redirects to the production site with production database. Dec 29, 2018 at 12:21
  • Still nothing, anyone can help me ? Dec 30, 2018 at 0:51
  • have you tried Rewrite base using your htaccess? I think that's the only way you can do that in regard to the case you have. I post an answer with an example
    – fmsthird
    Dec 30, 2018 at 2:39

1 Answer 1


try it through .htaccess using RewriteBase check this example here

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.domain\.com [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php?/$1 [L]

RewriteBase /~username/
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^xxx\.xxx\.xxx\.xxx [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php?/$1 [L]
  • Unfortunately it made no changes. It keeps redirecting. It must be something in the database. Dec 30, 2018 at 3:04
  • try cache:flush then check agai. It should work
    – fmsthird
    Dec 30, 2018 at 3:16

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