I had parked http: //example.com/ domain to a sub folder in my server lets say it "/magentofolder" I want to install magento inside /magentofolder. so far I did,

1)Unzipped magento installation file.

2)Moved all magento files to the root directory, in this case the root directory for the domain
http: //example.com is /magentofolder

when I open http: //example.com it enters into a redirect loop(302) between

http: //example.com/index.php/install and http: //example.com/magentofolder/index.php/install

unable to continue the installation, any help regarding this issue will be appreciated.

1 Answer 1


Before copying any files into your folder, you can make sure the files on that folder can be accessed.

This can be done by having an index.php file on the specified folder, let's say you have /root_folder/your_magento_subfolder that is served for http://example.com/subfolder URL . Add/Overwrite the /root_folder/your_magento_subfolder/index.php file with just this content:

<php echo "foo"; exit; ?>

And try to access: http://example.com/subfolder. You should see a white page with foo ;

By having this set you can move forward to replace your modified index.php with the one from the magento install folder and start your install.

  • Tried as you suggested, when I point to example.com it don't work! if I point to example.com/index.php the content in the echo statement is displayed
    – Arjun K R
    Sep 27, 2014 at 16:39
  • may be there is some problem with htaccess file, facing hard time in figuring out the solution
    – Arjun K R
    Sep 27, 2014 at 16:42
  • Then on the same folder with index.php you also must have .htaccess file that comes with the magento install files. MAGENTO_FOLDER/.htaccess Sep 30, 2014 at 11:47

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