making a copy of my Joomla website on my server

asked Jul 2, 2013 in Website Builder by deepa1 (1,580 points)
Hi all..
I want to copy my Joomla website and duplicate it from my current domain to another one. I want to copy everything in the site, like the content and structure as well. I will later on make some changes in the content but initially I want it the same, and so I don’t want to build it from scratch. Both domains are on the same hosting server.

Appreciate your advice

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answered Jul 2, 2013 by expert (14,380 points)
You need to clone all your files in your web root and your website MySQL database.  Since both sites are on the same server, you need to change your database name. You can edit the database name in the SQL file itself. Then you need to edit the clone site configuration.php to match the new database name
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answered Jul 2, 2013 by SmartHost (9,060 points)
You can first use AkeebaBackup  to backup your entire website and then use Kickstart
 for restoring it to the new domain.

make sure you create a new Database for the new website before you restore.