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Duplicating Joomla Site

Posted on 2010-04-07
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Last Modified: 2012-05-09
I have a hosted Joomla site.  Is there a way to copy the whole site to a test server or another hosting company?
Question by:jem1662
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enriquecadalso earned 664 total points
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Hello. Check JoomlaCloner. It is supposed to do what you need.


If you want to stay in the free side use Akeeba Backup (formerly known as JoomlaPack). You can create a backup and restore it later in the new site.

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Amanda Watson earned 668 total points
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Are you familiar with using phpMyAdmin?

I follow this tutorial when I need to as it more hands on


And this link is from the joomla http://docs.joomla.org/Copying_a_Joomla_website


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kumaranmca earned 668 total points
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Its very easy.

Step 1.

Compress your current test server folder. and take export  DB data for currently using database(make sql format or zip format).

Step 2:

Upload compress folder in your new server using cpanel file upload method. then extract your compress folder.

Step 3: Create one database and import your database(you already export db file)

Step 4. Change the db details and server path details in configuration.php

That is it...

If you using virtuemart change site path in


change old urls to new site urls...


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