FAQ - Installing programs with Softaculous
There are times when you may want to have a test copy of your WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, or other site. Or you may simply want to move your site from one folder to another. Doing either of these can be very involved with such things as copying files, databases, changing configurations, etc. Softaculous, however has a new clone feature that makes this process much simpler. Since it leaves the original site in place initially, you can also simply clone your site in order to use it as a test environment and then delete it when done. Below is a quick step by step guide on how to clone a site that was installed using the Softaculous tool.
The ability to clone certain software installations using Softaculous, is limited to the ones that are compatible. Click here for the full list of clonable scripts.
|Choose Protocol||Unless you have specific reasons to use http://www or the https://, stick with the default http://|
|Choose Domain||If you are transferring to a subdomain or another main domain, select it here.|
|In Directory||If you are moving to a subfolder, enter that here. If not, delete anything here and make it blank.|
|Database Name||You can either name your database or leave it at the default.|
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2013-09-25 5:40 pm
In Directory -
most of my friends consider me way more technical than they are. i consider myself not very good. thus that's about 97% of americans still might not understand how to do this or get lucky and not write over files. one click easy software like Softaculous means more new customers signing up for inmotion accounts.
i think the instructions could have a real life example. i'm on the Pro Plan so i get 25 domains. 1 domain is
special (that's all i know about that) and 24 are add-ons. i have no idea what is considered a root, which are in subfolders or they all are in subfolders. it depends if you reference the Home, public_html, or add-on domain or primary account domain. right now i need to do "add on" domain to "add on" domain and i believe JeffMa answered me in another article. but i think it would be so simple if you had, as i see it 3 real life examples.
1. "add on" domain to "add on" domain (would take care of 95% of us whiners. jeffMA wrote to me "In Directory" blank. that's the only field ambiguous)
2. "add on" domain to "primary account" domain
3. "primary account" to "add on" domain
2013-09-26 8:11 am
The process will be exactly the same for moving any site to anywhere else regardless of the status of the domain. The document root of the domain has no impact whatsoever on the clone function as Softaculous already knows your document root. Simply selecting the installation that you want to clone and then select the domain that you want it to go to in the next screen the same as you would during installation.
2014-12-31 1:02 am
how to clone a prestashop site??? Softaculous doesn't support prestashop
This is the list of supported scripts:
This page lists of scripts that can be cloned via Softaculous. The guide to Clone installation is available here : http://www.softaculous.com/docs/Clone
2014-12-31 7:58 am
Thanks for the clarification. This information is also noted in the article above in the highlighted note after the first paragraph. Softaculous does support PrestaShop, as it does include it as an option that can be selected for installation. It's just one of the programs that cannot be cloned through Softaculous.
2015-01-04 12:13 pm
Thank you for your reply.
I hope that you let us know soon ....how to proceed to clone your site with prestashop. it will be very helpful for the owners and developers who run prestashop stores hosted by Inmotion.
2015-01-05 12:48 pm
PrestaShop is based on a database and online files that make up the appearance of the site. So, if you wanted to duplicate an existing site, you would need to make a copy of the database AND all of the files that make up the PrestaShop site that you have created. You would have to create a new database name and also change the configuration settings referencing the database so that they are different from the old site. That's all that would really be needed in duplicating the site.
Copying the database would involve exporting the database and then importing it. You would then have to copy the files for the website using FTP or cPanel File manager and modify the configuration files so that the database reference is unique to the duplicate installation.
I hope that helps to answer your question. If you have any further questions or comments, please let us know.
2015-01-06 1:18 am
Thank you Arnel...I appreciate it. Everything now is completely clear.
Already I duplicate my site and work perfectly....Thanks again and keep sharing your knowledge.!