This is a little stepping guide to update
baseurl after migrate your
Magento website/web-store from one environment to another.
Why you need to update Magento baseurl
The reason because Magento keep your site base-url in the database. So once you moved your site from one environment to another you probably need to change it.
If you have your website on your local environment (Local computer) and now you want to publish it. You will need to change your URL to reflect this.
How to change the base url
For that you will need to access your MySQL database using any MySQL management tool like phpMyAdmin. There are multiple options to update your domain/baseurl in the database. But personally I prefer to do this in following way.
PlEASE ALWAYS REMEMBER TO BACKUP YOUR DATABASE BEFORE DOING ANY UPDATES
Here are the steps, execute following queries from your MySQL management tool.
Find unsecure url
Find secure one:
Optional if you are using table prefixes
If you have multiple stores PLEASE BE CAREFUL and note the config_id numbers for each row.
Each query will return something like this:
You need to note the first column which is your config_id, each id is unique and we can use that to update just the row we want to update. This will ensure you do not update a wrong row or more rows than you wanted.
Next thing is to take each of the rows you want to change and updating them with your New URL.
Important thing to remember
When you add your new row, remember to add your trailing
/. If you do not do this your site will be completely messed up and your CSS and JS will not work!
Remember: I got my config_id from my original queries and I need to use that to update my rows. If you are not sure of you config_id you can double check by selecting the row with that config_id (this is like double check)
You can repeat the update steps for each of your config_id(s) and then you are all done!