Cloning a WordPress website with Softaculous.

What is Softaculous?


Softaculous is a cPanel integration that will allow you to add, install and manage over 400+ apps. Comprised of many robust scripts, Softaculous can manage the life cycle of all your applications.

Getting started

In this section, we’ll talk you through cloning a WordPress website through cPanel and Softaculous.

Login to cPanel

Once logged in to cPanel, scroll down to the bottom of the dashboard where Softaculous is listed.

From the scripts section choose WordPress.

WordPress Softaculous - options Screen

WordPress management screen

The Softaculous WordPress management screen lists you all of your active WordPress Installations.

On the the website you would like to create a a clone of, choose the icon to right of the ‘Create Staging’ symbol.

Cloning a website

In this section:

Choose the domain name you want to use.

Enter the name of your database.

Enable/Disable Search Engine Visibility.

Choose your site name.

Click the clone installation button.

WordPress clone installation complete

Now your cloned WordPress Installation with Softaculous is now complete.

What's next?

As part of our WordPress and Softaculous guide we have some related articles for you to work through:

Using Softaculous WordPress manager

Pushing WordPress staging site to live

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