Need a guide for duplicate install (3 posts)

  1. shooptek
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am trying to create a complete duplicate of my current site on my web space. I have not been able to find a solid guide to walk me through this, and what I have done so far has not worked.

    First off, let me explain my current situation. I am using an old version of WordPress because updating currently crashes my theme. I finally have time to work on a new theme and get the site updated, but I would like to leave the site up and running in the meantime.

    I currently have my website at http://mydomain.com. This is in the public_html file of my server. I would like to have duplicate, completely standalone version of my current site at http://mydomain.com/sandbox/. So this is what I did:

    1. Backed up all web files.
    2. Created a new directory on the server at public_html/sandbox/
    3. Backed up database with phpMyAdmin
    4. Created a new DB: DB_sandbox
    5. Gave DB user permission to access DB_sandbox
    6. Uploaded backup of database to new DP
    7. Edited config.php in backup to have DB_sandbox at database name
    8. Uploaded entire web files backup to public_html/sandbox

    When I go to mydomain.com/sanbox/ I get a 404 error.

    What did I do wrong? Why wont this work? Did I miss something?

    Thanks in advance!

  2. govpatel
    Posted 4 years ago #

    2. Created a new directory on the server at public_html/sandbox/

    Did you create sandbox directory in public_html or in public_html/sandbox/

    You should have sandbox in public_html and then wordpress files and folders in sandbox.

  3. shooptek
    Posted 4 years ago #

    public_html/sandbox/ is where all the duplicate wordpress files are located

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