Site Cloning in Installatron

Installing a piece of software like WordPress in your Reclaim Hosting account is a very simple process ([hey look, we even have a document on that!]( but what’s not always as clear is how you might move an installation to a different URL. A lot of folks get tricked into thinking they can just move the files to a new folder and it will work, but in fact WordPress stores URLs in a database that will break your site if you just move the files around. A much easier way to move a site to a new location is using the Clone Tool in Installatron. You’ll find it by clicking on your install in cPanel and clicking this little guy right here:

Installatron will read the existing install and prompt you to choose a location for the new copy. If you’ve set up a subdomain ahead of time you can choose it from the dropdown menu for the domain, alternatively you could put it in a subfolder like in the screenshot below:

Installatron handles all the nitty gritty work of migrating databases and files so all you have to do to get started is hit the **Clone** button and you’re off to the races. In just a few short seconds, depending on the size of the install, you’ll have a complete copy of the site at a shiny new URL.

Once you’ve verified that everything migrated properly, you can delete the former install by just clicking the **X** next to it. Alternatively, I think the Clone Tool is an excellent way of setting up quick development spaces to test new plugins and themes, so feel free to use it to quickly fire up a copy of your site to a development space and play around. With just a few clicks you can have a carbon copy of your site ready to go.