Magento Open Source 2.3.x

This is the 2.3 Beta release version of Magento documentation. Content in this version is subject to change. For additional versions, see Magento Documentation and Resources.

Adding Stores

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.. Stores that are under the same website have the same IP address and domainThe address of a website on the web; what the customer types in their browser address bar to access the store., 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..

The important thing to understand is that the stores use the same Magento code, and share the same Admin. Each store can have a separate catalog, or share the same catalog. Each store can have a separate root category, which makes it possible to have a different main menu for each store. Stores can have different branding, presentation, and content. Before you begin, take some time to plan your store hierarchy with future growth in mind, because it is used throughout the configuration.


Multiple Stores

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.