After changing Base URL to https & Base Link URL to {{secure_base_url}} in Admin > System > Configuration > Web > Unsecure, website is stuck in redirect loop !

This webpage has a redirect loop ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS message

Now I can't access to the site and admin panel.

2 Answers 2


Found the solution. Accessed the core_config_data table via phpMyAdmin, and

removed the value of web/cookie/cookie_domain and set web/cookie/cookie_httponly to 0.

Cleared the cache by removing the files in var/cache. Site's back up :)

  • Its works for me 40 default 0 web/cookie/cookie_httponly 0 39 default 0 web/cookie/cookie_domain 0
    – matinict
    Jan 24, 2016 at 8:48

If you can access your database through your cPanel, find the core_config_data table, and update your URL's there under web/unsecure/base_url, and web/secure/base_url. Not sure why you're getting that redirect (maybe a .htaccess issue), but at least you should be able to change your URL's back without using the Magento admin panel.

  • I made the suggested changes and flushed the cache but still get the redirect error. Is there something in the .htaccess file that might need to be changed/added?
    – Pretendo
    Jul 30, 2015 at 19:26
  • In .htaccess, RewriteBase is something to check out if you've renamed the Magento root directory or moved it a level. Jul 31, 2015 at 3:09

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