have changed my hosting few days back and realized my magento admin login stopped working. tried every possible solution provided by google but no luck. when i submit the credentials it return no errors just redirect me to the same admin login page with url -


Any help would be highly appreciated.

  • @colin - setup is not on my local. it is properly hosted with a domain name.
    – vibhu
    Aug 6, 2014 at 14:35

1 Answer 1


It may be your cache problem(CRTL+F5) to clear the browser cache and check it or find your admin user in database and reset the password. And try it

SELECT * FROM admin_user;

UPDATE admin_user SET password=CONCAT(MD5('qXpassword'), ':qX') WHERE username='admin';

Hope it will help you.

  • not working. tried both way.
    – vibhu
    Aug 6, 2014 at 12:35
  • The admin/index/index URL indicates that authentication was successful. The problem is likely something session- or cookie-related. Aug 6, 2014 at 14:19
  • Delete your session and cache files in var folder or rename them
    – Manikandan
    Aug 6, 2014 at 14:27
  • I already tried this. deleted many times cache and session but no luck. i am also wondering what else is left to make this working. i am running out of ideas.
    – vibhu
    Aug 6, 2014 at 14:33
  • Check whether your server space is enough or check in different browsers.
    – Manikandan
    Aug 6, 2014 at 14:41

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