Set up Magento backend on a separate node
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That is article describes how to handle access to Magento backend, include how to set up backend on a separate node.
Version used for sample config: 126.96.36.199
Magento allows to configure access to backend in a couple way:
1. You change default path to admin in local.xml from
to something you like
and then clear Magento cache in backend.
This will change name of entity used to get access to backend. After that backend will be accessible through such URL:
2. You can configure domain and path where backend will be accessible. You can do that with “Custom admin path”. There are two ways:
- it will be the same Magento installation with the same document root as for frontend - it will be separate server node
"System->Configuration->General->Web->URL Options->Auto-redirect to Base URL" to "No"
- cron - media - cache