Friday, September 4, 2015

How to change prestashop 1.6.1.1 admin URL for security reason

After installation of Prestashop 1.6.1.1 by default the admin folder is http://xxxxxx/administration. This allow the end users easily find out where is the administration page to login to the back office of your Prestashop. It can be a serious threat if the hackers knows it because they can easily find the page and hack it especially using the simple SQL injection. For that reason you may want to hide the administration page and only yourself knows where it is. Follow this simple step how to change the administration URL

1. Access the Prestashop repository database using FTP such as Filezilla (it's free you can download)
2. Look for this directory /opt/bitnami/apps/prestashop/htdocs/administration
3. Rename the administration folder for example "administration123"
4. To test if the new URL is working type http://www.yoursite.com/administration123

See screen capture below

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