Custom Magento admin URL

posted on February 23rd 2015 in blogposts with 0 Comments

To protect your Magento backend against hackers and brute-force attacks, it’s often recommended that you change the default URL of the Magento Admin Panel. Follow these steps to change the admin URL/path: Step 1 – Change Path Open the local.xml configuration file. The file is usually located in the app/etc/ directory under your Magento installation. […]

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Delete files and folders via SSH

posted on December 10th 2014 in blogposts with 2 Comments

To delete a file using SSH, you’ll need to execute the appropriate command – rm. The command looks like this: rm myFile.txt myFile1.txt myFile2.txt …etc… However, listing all files/folders that need to be deleted can be quite time consuming. Fortunately rm accepts several arguments which can make your job easier. In the above example you […]

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Transfer Magento from one server to another

posted on December 10th 2014 in blogposts with 0 Comments

If you’re developing your store on a staging server and need to move to a different production environment or you’re simply changing hosting providers, here’s a quick step by step tutorial that will help: Step 1 – Create a database First, you need to create a new MySQL database for the new server location. Log […]

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(Re) Index Magento via command line (SSH)

posted on November 12th 2014 in blogposts with 0 Comments

Magento can just easily be indexed via backend by going to System – Index Management section but sometimes this process can fail or the backend might not be accessible. A simple way to bypass this is to log in using command line and the following: Navigate to the root of your Magento installation. Once there, […]

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Backup/Restore Magento SQL database using SSH

posted on August 5th 2014 in blogposts with 0 Comments

This tutorial explains how to backup and restore a database using secure shell (SSH) as opposed to Cpanel or PHPMyadmin. SSH (Secure Shell) can be used in Windows via 3rd party apps like Putty or in OSX via native Terminal App. To backup your database through SSH (create SQL dump): mysqldump –opt -u user -p dbname > […]

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