Yes, that would be possible.
Let’s assume following setup:
You have WP in
WP database is called
User for that database is
wordpressuser identified by
First you need to copy
html directory somewhere else. Let’s create folder
www and copy
- sudo mkdir -p /var/www/clone
- sudo cp -r /var/www/html /var/www/clone/
Enter clone and verify you have
html with files there.
Make sure permissions are right, i.e.:
- sudo chown -R $USER:$USER /var/www/clone/html
Verify WP permissions too.
If everything is there, we need to setup Apache to use it.
I would setup a subdomain for it.
We will make subdomain
test for it.
Make CNAME record in DNS settings
Now, we need Apache Virtual Host.
This tutorial will help you. Basically, as you already have directory setup, just create second VHost and enable it.
You need to “clone” database.
First create new database and give privileges to it.
Login to MySQL:
Enter password when asked and press ENTER.
- CREATE DATABASE wordpressclone DEFAULT CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_unicode_ci;
And create new user or give privileges to existing one:
- GRANT ALL ON wordpressclone.* TO 'wordpressuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'password';
Exit MySQL prompt:
Make a backup of current database:
- mysqldump -u root -p wordpress > ~/wordpress.sql
This will create database dump in your home folder.
Open it with any text editor:
And on top of it add:
Save it and exit editor.
Run that file using:
- mysql -u root -p < ~/wordpress.sql
For last step we need to update WordPress clone config.
wp-config.php for clone:
- nano /var/www/clone/html/wp-config.php
Make sure you set database name to
wordpressclone and verify user used for it.
Save it and exit.
http://test.example.com/wp-login.php. Login, go to Settings -> General, update URLs, save and you are good to go.
Good luck, I hope this will work for you, if you have any questions or problems, ask, we will try to help you :)