Change base url of your magento application (And a bonus problem!)

Starting work with magetno (eCommerce platform). I installed the framework defining the base url as “localhost“. Everything was OK  but yet i was unable to login to admin panel. I even tried changing password in database (Changing the original password to md5 hash).

I just figured out that magento requires “.” in the host name (it should be instead of localhost). So, i had to change the host name      every time browsing each new page from admin panel. This solved my bonus problem ;P.

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Creating a new .htaccess or .password file in windows 7

Have you ever tried to create a new .htaccess file in Windows 7 (or Vista) via windows explorer? If so, this error will probably look familiar.



Open Notepad and hit go to File > Save As.

Change the save as type to “All Files”.

Enter “.htaccess” as the file name and hit save.