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Cloning an app is effortless on the Cloudways Platform. This guide explains how you can clone applications on either the same server or another server. You can do this to create different environments (dev, test, production) to integrate into your development workflow.
If you pair app cloning with our git deployment feature, you can build powerful and simple workflows.
How to Clone the Application
Here are a few simple steps to clone the application.
Step #1 — Navigate to Your Application
Log in to your Cloudways Platform using your credentials.
From the top menu bar, open Servers.
Then, choose the server where your desired application is deployed.
Next, click www.
Choose your application.
Step #2 — Clone Your Application
In Classic Interface, hover over the Grid icon located at the bottom right corner of the screen and select Clone App/Create Staging.
In New Interface, open the Quick Actions menu and select Clone App/Create Staging.
Here, you need to select your destination server where you want your application to be cloned. You can go with the same server, a different available server, or a new server, so choose your option from the drop-down and click Continue.
Please note that if you are cloning your application on a different server available in your Cloudways account, it must meet the minimum application requirements.
If you are trying to make a staging application (staging environment), Click Here to read a comprehensive guide about staging applications.
The application cloning process will start shortly, and the time will depend on the amount of data your web application contains. You will see a notification once the application will be cloned.
If you see any warning highlighting the differences of packages on source and destination servers, then you may follow this guide to upgrade or install your server packages. We recommend checking and upgrading packages before to avoid any compatibility issues and then clone your application.