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I basically want to create a new store front in magento and have a different domain linking to it in magento using the same products.

I am using site1.co.uk etc just as an example.

I have created a new Store (site2) in magento and its own Store Front using the main stores root category.

I created an alias domain in Plesk Panel (site2.co.uk) pointing to the domain of the current magento site (site1.co.uk). I also tried a normal domain with its hosting root set to the same as the site1.co.uk root directory. The alias domain I set up in Plesk 12 has the "Redirect with the HTTP 301 code" setting diabled.

I then added the following to my main magentos .htaccess just above "RewriteEngine on"

SetEnvIf Host www\.**site2**\.co.uk MAGE_RUN_CODE=**site2**
SetEnvIf Host www\.**site2**\.co.uk MAGE_RUN_TYPE=website
SetEnvIf Host ^**site2**\.co.uk MAGE_RUN_CODE=**site2**
SetEnvIf Host ^**site2**\.co.uk MAGE_RUN_TYPE=website

However when I visit the new websites URL it takes me to the maintenance page of the current site (keeping the new URL in the bar not forwarding to the main store) and I am stumpted as to why this is happenening.

Any help is greatly appreciated and if I have missed out any info let me know

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  1. Make sure maintenance mode is shut off

  2. Refresh your cache, you can do this from the CLI at your site root

    • rm -rf var/cache/*
    • php shell/cache.php --refresh all
  3. There is a good reference for making new stores in a Magento Multi-Store setup

Sorry, I cannot ask for clarification on your questions, I do not have enough Rep, I also cannot cite more reference links because of rep

  • Hi JoeyH thanks for the reply, there is no maintenance.flag and the main site is working fine. Tried flushing the cache to no avail and have followed that link before I came on here. Any other suggestions are appreciated. – KiwisTasteGood Jan 9 '15 at 17:05
  • Can you double check what your website code is in manage stores? Make sure it matches your htaccess (MAGE_RUN_CODE) – JoeyH Jan 9 '15 at 17:12
  • I have checked the store and store front codes and tried both in the .htaccess with no luck! – KiwisTasteGood Jan 9 '15 at 17:13
  • Running out of options, but I would try and comment the following code in index.php and see if you can force it off: if (!file_exists($mageFilename)) { if (is_dir('downloader')) { header("Location: downloader"); } else { echo $mageFilename." was not found"; } exit; } if (file_exists($maintenanceFile)) { include_once dirname(FILE) . '/errors/503.php'; exit; } – JoeyH Jan 9 '15 at 17:27
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The issue was that in the .htaccess I posted above I had it set to "website" once I changed this to "store" it worked perfectly!

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