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Clone account?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by t325, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. t325

    t325 Member

    Sep 25, 2006
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    Is it possible to duplicate an account in WHM? We have a site, and we're working on a new version of it (but using a ton of existing backend stuff, so not quite starting from scratch), so we would like to copy that site's account and have a test account to work on rather than mess on the live site. Mainly, files and the SQL databases would need to be copied. Thanks.
  2. jayh38

    jayh38 Well-Known Member

    Mar 3, 2006
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    One way is to create a fresh backup. Then modify your domain name such as, or or whatever you like, then restore your fresh backup to get your original site back on line.

    So you now have a duplicate of your original. However you setup the dev domain to resolve is your choice. You can use it as and not need to register another domain name.

    In the end, you have a totally isolated account to work with.
  3. cPanelDavidG

    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

    Nov 29, 2006
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    Houston, TX
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    Agreed, in your situation I would create a cPanel account for via WHM so that it has its own cPanel account. The cool thing about this is when you're ready to go live, simply rename the domain on the account of to and rename the domain for to The only downtime is the time between renaming the old website and renaming the new website and since it's on the same server (presumably with the same IPs), DNS propagation is not an issue.

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