i have a problem with the re-setup magento. i download back-up site on Cpanel. and export DB. i want setup to localhost. But it just redirects to the live site. How it works on localhost. I've edited the content in /app/etc/local.xml and romove var/cache Thanks all!

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SELECT * FROM `core_config_data` WHERE `path` LIKE '%base_url%'

to find values and change column value to http://localhost/

  • i know that. but tabel core_config_data is empty
    – Shadow
    Commented Oct 15, 2015 at 9:09
  • Try repairing Or Re-importing the DB , core_config_data should not be empty Commented Oct 15, 2015 at 9:16
  • impossible that after DB export core_config_data table is empty, dump that table change what I said and it must work.
    – altdovydas
    Commented Oct 15, 2015 at 9:54
  • exactly. the import was not successful
    – Shadow
    Commented Oct 15, 2015 at 10:16

If you use windows edit C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc Host file and add your domain name redirected to localhost.       yourdomain.com

In linux use vim /etc/hosts yourdomain.com

Now all calls from your computer to yourdomain.com would be resolved back to your computer.


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