Change Magento 1.9 admin URL

To change Magento admin URL, login to Magento Admin area.

Go to System > Configuration

On next page, from side menu, click on Admin menu.

On next page

Replace “okadmin” with whatever folder name you need for your magento admin area.

Click “Save Config”

Edit file

Find

Replace admin with your new folder name for admin area.

Now you need to Clean magento cache. This can be done with command

Now you admin area will work on new URL.

Doing it with MySQL

Here is the changes made on database when i changed a sites admin folder path to “localsense”.

Some useful SQL

You can just set the value for “admin/url/use_custom_path” to 1 and “admin/url/custom_path” to the new admin folder name you need.