I need to create create another store, I am following the instructions on the Wiki magento but I can not work.

my problem is that when you enter the second store redirects me to the main store

eg. subdomain.mydomain.com when I enter redirects me to mydomain.com

I also tried to create folder using just the second store, the url is displayed like mydomain.com/store2

but it shows me the home page of my main store



Last lines

/* Store or website code */
$mageRunCode = isset($_SERVER['MAGE_RUN_CODE']) ? $_SERVER['MAGE_RUN_CODE'] : 'knksvip';

/* Run store or run website */
$mageRunType = isset($_SERVER['MAGE_RUN_TYPE']) ? $_SERVER['MAGE_RUN_TYPE'] : 'website';

Mage::run($mageRunCode, $mageRunType);


RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(.*)subdomain.mydomain.com
RewriteRule ^ - [E=MAGE_RUN_CODE:knksvip]

in store view Base URL Changed to


  • Try to clean your cache
    – Zsolti
    Commented Feb 13, 2015 at 10:58
  • 1
    I'd be surprised if it were a cache issue. Its worth checking your domain alias settings, as sometimes they can be set to act as a 301 to the main domain.
    – thebluefox
    Commented Feb 13, 2015 at 11:26
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    before requesting help to you I checked the cache and is not the problem. Commented Feb 13, 2015 at 11:59
  • base url at least is correct?
    – user2857
    Commented Feb 14, 2015 at 21:40

2 Answers 2


I have no clue how the mod_rewrite settings is working, but for us always worked:

SetEnvIf Host www\.domain2\.com MAGE_RUN_CODE=storecode1
SetEnvIf Host www\.domain\.com MAGE_RUN_CODE=storecode2
  • I am asking some info apart from your post, i am created multi-store, using blog.chapagain.com.np/magento-setup-multiple-website. I am using the same theme for both stores, how can i change header and footer for my second store, pls keep in mind same theme. What is the use of symlinks?
    – zus
    Commented Dec 25, 2017 at 12:06
  • Add a CMS block into both themes and have two different blocks added. Commented Dec 26, 2017 at 11:23
  • In localhost, what is your suggestion?
    – zus
    Commented Feb 22, 2018 at 7:32
  • Add domains to your hosts file en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hosts_(file) and use local domains. Or directly use the TLD .localhost like: de.customer.localhost, en.customer.localhost (I'm not sure a subdomain works out of the box, so maybe you have to use en-customer.localhost) Commented Feb 22, 2018 at 9:53
/* Run store or run website */ $mageRunType = isset($_SERVER['MAGE_RUN_TYPE']) ? $_SERVER['MAGE_RUN_TYPE'] : 'website';

 if ($_SERVER['HTTP_HOST']=="subdomain.mydomain.com") $mageRunCode="knksvip"; // <-- new line here

 Mage::run($mageRunCode, $mageRunType);

Chances are your .htaccess isn't passing the value. This new line in your index.php will set your run code.


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