How to Copy a Website?

Creating a website is one of those tasks that is often approached with great enthusiasm.. until it’s time to actually start.

For a web designer, staring at a blank screen can be just as daunting as any writer staring at a blank page.

Seeking inspiration, you’ll often fire up your browser and start surfing the web, scrolling down page after page, waiting for inspiration to strike.

Once it does, what do you do? When you finally stumble upon a site you love, how do you create a comparable masterpiece, without stepping on anyone’s toes?

There are a couple of ways to pay homage to your “muse”, without getting stuck in a sticky copyright spot.

Why you’d want to clone a WordPress website

First, let’s talk about what the term ‘cloning’ means in this context. Cloning your site is different from backing it up. Cloning involves creating a fully operational copy of your site that’s set up in a specific location, whereas backing up your site results in a ‘dormant’ copy of your site’s files that can be stored anywhere for safekeeping.

Cloning your WordPress site can come in handy in a number of ways, including:

  • When you need a staging website: Testing major updates live is a risky business, and having a clone of your site enables you to ensure any changes run smoothly before updating your live site.
  • For migration purposes: If you’re looking to change web hosts, you can take your WordPress site and set it up exactly as it was before on a new server.
  • Changing your domain name: Changing your domain name involves, partially, “cloning” your site to a new location on your server

Cloning the Website:

For cloning in the web hosting, you must have c-panel.


Go to C-panel and click on the Clone option.

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Enter the destination URL.

(Make sure you create a subdomain but not install WordPress in it)Then, Remove all the Directory. Now, click on Clone.The complete website will be cloned now.

This is possible only when two subdomains are in one Godaddy Account.

Clonned website is ready!

After making some editing your desired website will be ready!!!

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