Cloning a WordPress website is easy with HostPanel. however, before we start the tutorial, Let’s know some basic. WordPress is an easy solution for those users who have little knowledge of technology but want to create and manage websites. Because of its ease of use and versatility, it powers more than one-third of the world’s websites, and its popularity continues to grow & cloning a WordPress website with HostPanel it’s not more than a few clicks.
At Softxaa, we know that many of our clients also use WordPress, and we’ve optimized our servers to provide the best possible hosting environment for their projects.
We also want to give users more control over their WordPress installations, however, which is why users who go for our WordPress Cloud Hosting solutions can get free access to Softxaa WordPress Manager – an ultimate, in-house developed WordPress management platform.
With it, you can install WordPress in a few clicks and perform various other tasks through an intuitive interface. Cloning an entire website is just one of the functionality you get access to.
Cloning a WordPress website through Softxaa WordPress Manager
While manually cloning an entire WordPress website can require hard work, it’s quick and easy to do with Softxaa WordPress Manager. Here are the steps:
- Log into HostPanel’s User Interface. The default login URL for HostPanel’s User Interface is https://domain.com/hostpanel.
- Open Softxaa WordPress Manager and locate the WP installation you want to clone. Softxaa WordPress Manager is available on HostPanel’s homepage under the Tools section. When you open it, at the bottom of the page, you’ll see a list of all WordPress installations currently hosted on your account.
- Open the Actions drop-down menu and select Clone. Through the same menu, you can delete the installation or change its admin password.
- Select the URL for the clone installation and click Clone. From the drop-down in the popup that appears, you can choose one of the domains and subdomains currently added to your account, and if you need to situate the clone installation in a subfolder, you can use the Folder Name field. After you click Clone Softxaa WordPress Manager will automatically copy the files to your selected destination and also clone the main installation’s database.
Why might you want to clone a WordPress website?
There are more than a few situations where a clone of an entire website may be necessary. If, for example, it needs some development work, but you want to make sure the updates work, before applying them to your live website, saving a copy in a subfolder that serves as a test bed is your best bet. Even the installation of themes and plugins can cause problems, so it’s always a good idea to test them before going live.