Copy a website into local workstation

Posted on 2014-01-03
Last Modified: 2014-01-08
Is it possible to put a website into a local version such that I can see it during offline mode ?

Question by:AXISHK
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by:Dave Baldwin
ID: 39753261
Only if it is a simple website.  If it is using a server language like ASP or PHP, you will need a web server.  If it is using a database, you will also need the database server.

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ID: 39753269
how to download the whole website. i can give a try

Expert Comment

ID: 39753282
use filezilla or any ftp client to download
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Patrick Bogers earned 500 total points
ID: 39753306

HTTrack is a nice tool to copy a website locally but yes, it will only work if it is a simple static website.
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
ID: 39753778
When you use HTTrack on a dynamic site, it will treat each dynamic page as a static page just as a google/bing spider would.   It is PC only and not Mac.
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by:Dave Baldwin
ID: 39754445
No, HTTRack comes in versions for Windows and Linux.  From 

WinHTTrack is the Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Seven release of HTTrack, and WebHTTrack the Linux/Unix/BSD release.
WebHTTrack will probably work on a Mac.
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
ID: 39754609
Thanks Dave!  I will have to give it a try.

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