Magento Commerce, 2.0.11

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Store URLs

Each website in a Magento installation has a base URLUniform Resource Locator: The unique address of a page on the internet. that is assigned to the storefront and another URL that is assigned to the AdminThe password-protected back office of your store where orders, catalog, content, and configurations are managed.. If you have a security certificateInformation that is used by the SSL protocol to establish a secure connection. for your domainThe address of a website on the web; what the customer types in their browser address bar to access the store., you can configure either or both base URLs to operate over an encrypted SSL channel. All Magento resources and operations can be used over a secure SSL channel.

Standard base URLs begin with “http,” and secure base URLs begin with “https.” Magento uses variables to define internal links in relation to the base URL, which makes it possible to move an entire store from one location to another without updating the links.

  • Base URL

    Secure Base URL

    URL with IP address


The base URLs that are associated with your store were initially set up during the Magento installation. If you had a security certificate available at the time, you could also choose to use secure (https) URLs for the store, Admin, or both. If you didn’t have a domain or security certificate at the time of the installation, make sure to update the configuration before launching your store.

If your Magento installation includes multiple stores, or if you plan to later add more stores, you can have the option to include the store code in the URL.

Web Configuration Options During Installation

Important! Do not change the Admin URL from the default Base URL configuration. To change the Admin URL or path, see: Using a Custom Admin URL.