HOW TO: Cloning a WordPress Website using Softaculous
Posted by Asilah A. on 16 November 2023 05:21 PM

Cloning a WordPress website using Softaculous in cPanel is a straightforward process. Here's a step-by-step guide for you:

1- Log in to cPanel:
Open your cPanel account and log in using your credentials.


2- Locate Softaculous:
Look for the Softaculous Apps Installer section. It's usually located near the bottom of the cPanel dashboard. You might find it under a section "Software".


3- Access WordPress in Softaculous:
Once in Softaculous, find the WordPress icon and click on it. This will take you to the WordPress installation page.


4- Scroll down and select the Existing Installation:
In the bottom menu of the Softaculous WordPress installer, you'll see an option for "Current Installations."


5- Choose the Site to Clone:
Identify the WordPress site you want to clone from the list and click on the "Clone" icon next to it.


6- Configure Clone Settings:
Softaculous will now ask you for some details regarding the clone. You may need to choose the domain, directory, and other settings for the cloned site. Ensure that you configure these settings correctly.

Once you've configured the settings, review them carefully. Make sure that everything is set up as you want it.


8- Start the Cloning Process:
Click the "Clone" button to start the cloning process. Softaculous will now duplicate your WordPress site to the specified location.


9- Wait for Completion:
The cloning process may take a few minutes. You'll see a progress bar indicating the status. Once the process is complete, you should see a success message.


10- Verify the Cloned Site:
That's it! You've successfully cloned a WordPress website using Softaculous in cPanel. Visit the cloned site to ensure everything is working as expected. Check the links, content, and functionality to make sure the clone is an accurate replica of the original site.

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