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Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by x3dude, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. x3dude

    x3dude Registered

    Jul 20, 2008
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    Ok, I can't seem to find the answer anywhere on the forum so I'll asked the question. I'm not sure if I'm the only one interested in know how to create a duplicate account on the same server.

    Basically I have a dedicated server with cpanel/whm. I have one account that I have installed all the necessary files, script, software, mysql database etc. for one of my domain. Let say this account have username 'user1'.

    Now for my second site, I'm going to use exactly the same script, software, mysql database, files etc as the first, so I want to be able to duplicate the exact copy of the account with username 'user1'.

    What are my option of duplicating an account on tbe same server?
  2. Infopro

    Infopro cPanel Sr. Product Evangelist Staff Member

    May 20, 2003
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    I think you'd be fine to copy the files and DB over to a new account, but the username will have to be different.
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  3. rachelm

    rachelm Well-Known Member Verifed Vendor

    Jan 26, 2005
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    another trick that might work (never tried it but in theory it should work) is to backup the first domain.

    Then use WHM to modify the account and change the domain/username

    then restore the backup file to the original domain/username

    That should work but there is a chance cpanel will block it since it will still contain info for the original domain even with the changed username/domain.
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