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- Cloning an application
This guide explains how you can clone an application on the same server on which is running the original. You can do this to create different environments (dev, test, prod …) to integrate into your development workflow. If you pair application cloning with our git deployment feature, you can build powerful and simple workflows.
If you are interested in cloning your whole server instead of only one application, please read here.
Step 1: Go to Application Management
Log into the Cloudways Platform with your credentials. Click on Applications in the top menu bar and then select your target application from the list.
Step 2: Clone Application
- Click on the Access Detail section under the Application Management area. Here, we have picked a WordPress application.
- Then, click on the circular grid icon located at the bottom right of the page.
- Finally, click on the Clone App button to clone your app.
Once you have clicked on Clone App, a message will prompt you to choose a server. Pick Same Server if you want to clone your app on the same server. Otherwise, select your server from the list, and then click on the Submit button.
Step 3: Cloning successfully completed
Note: First, you may need to update the database to version MySQL 5.6 or MariaDB 10. Otherwise, you may receive an error message.
Once the databases are upgraded, you will see the following:
You will get a message after effectively finishing the cloning process, and then you can access the cloned application.
That’s it. You have now learned how to clone an application on the same server.