PrestaShop 1.6.x. How to move your website from one domain to another

  1. Log into your PrestaShop admin panel on the domain you are moving from (
  2. Go to Preferences -> Maintenance section: 
  3. Set your shop under maintenance mode to avoid losing new customers or orders while moving the data: 
  4. Go to Preferences -> SEO & URLs and find there Set shop URL section. You need to change Shop domain and SSL domain to your new domain ( Update Base URI if it is different for your new domain: 
  5. You need to download all PrestaShop files and folders from your old domain to your computer.
  6. Log into your phpMyAdmin and create a backup/dump of the database you are using for your PrestaShop on the old domain.
  7. Now, for your new domain ( it is necessary to create a database and import database backup/dump from your old domain (
  8. Edit /config/ file which you have downloaded to your computer. There you should update the settings for the new database server (with your own settings instead of the examples here): 
  9. Go to your FTP or cPanel to upload all the PrestaShop files and folders from your computer to your new domain (
  10. In /cache/smarty/compile and /cache/smarty/cache folders on your new domain ( delete all the files except index.php
  11. Log into your PrestaShop admin panel on a new domain ( to check the changes.
  12. In your PrestaShop admin panel go to Preferences -> Maintenance and disable maintenance mode.
  13. Check all the links, all your products, images, modules, and themes, and try to create a new account and place an order to make sure your shop is working properly.

Hopefully, this tutorial was helpful for you.

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