Thank you Marco for sharing that. I will give that a try.
Recently, a WordPress site I built for a friend was hi-jacked and hundreds of bogus non-site-related industrial postings (perhaps a criminal method of back-link building?) were burning up bandwidth.
In attempting to delete them, I discovered my admin pass was changed (and it was 20 long with numbers, special characters, uppercase and lowercase letters). I went in through my cPanel and found that the single WP admin account was now buried in with literally thousands of others (from Russia, China, etcetera).
And with no way to log-in, I deleted that WordPress account, knowing I'd made a CP Clone BACKUP ZIP file and downloaded it when I moved the site to another hosting service. But I had used the URL feature to put it at the newer location. And it worked great back then. Yet...
In attempting to reinstall WordPress I found I had to first use FTP (Filezilla) to clean out remaining WP files left behind from my deleting of the site, before I could reinstall WordPress.
Then the new WP installed correctly so that I could download and activate WP Clone.
However, I had no URL to point to, as the old site was now gone. So, I thought I'd simply use the FTP program to put the older WP Clone zip file into the root directory, right-click and copy its new URL.
Then I was finally able to use the WP Clone RESTORE feature ... but to no avail. :-( "...error..."
Now attempting to place the backup zip outside of the root folder into another site's root folder and see if that will work. And also now double-checking for any unwanted caps in the URL too ...
Thx! I will endeavor to persevere.