Magento Open Source, 2.0.x

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Creating a Store

Before you begin, take some time to plan your store hierarchy because it is referred to throughout the configuration. Each store can have a separate root category, which makes it possible to have a different main menu for each store.

A single installation of Magento can have multiple stores that share the same AdminThe password-protected back office of your store where orders, catalog, content, and configurations are managed.. Multiple stores can share the same domainThe address of a website on the web; what the customer types in their browser address bar to access the store., be set up as subdomains of the same domain, or have entirely different domains. Stores that have the same IP address and domain, use the same security certificateInformation that is used by the SSL protocol to establish a secure connection., and share a single checkout processThe process of gathering the payment and shipping information that is necessary to complete the purchase of items in the shopping cart. In the final step, the customer reviews and places the order.. If you want each store to have a dedicated checkout process under its own domain, each store must have a distinct IP address with a separate security certificate. Here are some examples of how URLs can be configured for multiple stores:

  • yourdomain.com/store1

    yourdomain.com/store2

    Each store has a different path, but shares the same domain.

    store1.yourdomain.com

    store2.yourdomain.com

    Each store has a different subdomain of the primary domain.

    store1.com

    store2.com

    Each store has a dedicated domain.

The important thing to understand is that the stores use the same Magento code, share the same Admin, and catalog. They can, however, have different identities, product selections, and themes.