Cloning a web application can be useful for various purposes. For example, you can create a started template of your web application to quickly spin up new applications just by cloning them.

This is useful when you have a web application that has a common set of features and functionalities that you use frequently. By cloning, you can customize it for different projects or clients all while saving time and effort in setting up the web application from scratch.

On the other hand, you can create a duplicate copy of your website just for testing purposes. For example, if you want to test some changes or updates on your website without affecting the live version, you can clone it and test it on a different server or domain. This way, you can ensure that your website is working properly before deploying it to the public.

Here are step by step instructions for cloning a web application.

  1. Log in to your RunCloud dashboard and select the web application that you want to clone.
  2. On the left sidebar, click on Cloning. This will open a new page where you can configure the cloning options.
  3. Choose the destination server where you want to clone your web application. You can select the same server or a different one. If you choose a different server, make sure it is connected to RunCloud and has enough resources to host your web application.
  1. Enter the name of the cloned web application and the domain name that you want to use. You can also clone the database, the web server stack, and other settings.
  2. After this, you have the option to either create a new web application owner or use one of the existing ones.
  3. Finally, specify the domain name that you want to use for this application. If you are just using this app for testing purposes then you can use the test domain provided by RunCloud.
  1. Click on Clone Webapp to Server. This will start the cloning process and you will see a progress bar on the screen. You will also receive a notification when the cloning is completed.
  2. Once the cloning is done, you can access your cloned web application by using the domain name that you entered.