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: 188.8.131.52
This will change name of path entity used to get access to backend.
Edit “app/etc/local.xml” and change
to something you like
and then clear Magento cache in backend.
After that backend will be accessible through such URL:
If you want just set up different domain for your backend and use some VirtualHost related features like HTTP auth for your domain, access by IP you can do this with “Custom admin path”.
it MUST be the same Magento installation with the same document root as for frontend. In other case it will break your Magento installation.
"System->Configuration->General->Web->URL Options->Auto-redirect to Base URL" to "No"
- cron - media - cache Magento allows to configure access to backend in a couple way: