Cloning A WordPress Installation with Softaculous

Softaculous Auto Installer lets you easily clone a WordPress installation. This can be used to test plugin updates or changes to your site before applying them to your main site.

This is useful if you want to make a development or staging website you’ve built live or wish to duplicate or move a website to a new domain.

Cloning a WordPress installation
  1. Login to DirectAdmin
  2. Navigate to Addons and Plugins > Softaculous Auto Installer
  3. Go to the installations page
  4. Choose installation which you want to clone
  5. The Clone page will appear with the current installation details and a form to fill in the details for the cloned installation.
  6. Fill in the clone installation details i.e., Choose domain, Directory, Database name, etc.
  7. Click on the “Clone Installation” button on the bottom of the page. The time taken may vary based on the size of your installation.