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If you are moving AbanteCart to a different domain name, or switching from server pathways to your domain name, then you must update AbanteCart with the new domain name.


  1. Change Store URL setting to have correct URL in Admin > System > Settings > Admin → System → Settings → Details.
  2. If you put any full paths in any of your HTML blocks or Content pages you will need to change this.
  3. Also if you changed .htaccess file, you will need to change it tooNo need to change configuration file.


Install new AbanteCart with normal process on the new host (do not load demo data)

NOTE: You need to select the same MySQL database prefix as on your current AbanteCart instance.

How to find the database prefix for the database? Log in to the AbanteCart backend, go to System → Data  Backup/Restore section. Another way is using a Database Interface (Requires Access to the Database, e.g. phpMyAdmin tool)

2. Backup AbanteCart

On existing AbanteCart instance, do backup of database, code and resource library (do not include system/config.php)

3. Download Backup

Download backup archive from the the backup history.