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  1. Steven Stahl
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  3. Saturday, March 11 2017, 06:00 AM
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Hello. I am working on a Joomla website with a free template that is being hosted on my local PC via wampserver. I would like to make a copy of the entire site and use it to create another site that will also be stored on my local PC via wampserver. I have read that I need to copy the joomla file that is in the www folder in wampserver, and also to create a new database. I originally copied the main joomla file and changed the name in the main administration panel. When I did this, every time I made a change to the new Joomla site, it showed up in the original site. From what I have been reading, I need to go into phpmyadmin and create the new database. Everything I see seems a little complicated. For example, which files in phpmyadmin should I be coping? Does anyone have a straightforward way to do this with clear instructions? Thank you very much in advance.

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It worked perfectly Richard. Thank you!

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Thank you Richard. I'll check that out.

So Akeeba Backup will offer me a way to create a copy of the site that I can use as a new site, allowing me to make changes independent of the original?

Thank you.

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You're on the right track and to do this manually you need to copy the database and then update the configuration.php file settings. But if you want a MUCH easier method, use the free version of Akeeba Backup plus Kickstart to restore. It takes a bit of time to work it out, but then you'll know how to perform backups when your site is live.

If you have our Beyond the Basics subscription, you'll find some tutorials covering this process.
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