Magento Admin URL Change

It is very easy to change admin URL for Magento.
If you want to change URL from or

TO or

Here’s what I did (worked for me on 1.3.1):

1) Open /app/etc/local.xml
2) Find this code:

3) In that snippet of code, change


4) Save the local.xml file
5) Remove everything under /var/cache/
6) Remove everything under /var/session/
7) Don’t forget to change permissions for the local.xml to read only. I would recommend chmod 440 or 444.

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