Find the correct Installation path when cloning a website

So… Backup, Clone, and Restore walk into a bar, and they got lost! Why? Because they couldn’t find the correct Installation path… Just kidding, but let’s dive deep into the great mystery of nailing your installation path on the first try when cloning (or restoring) your website!

Finding the Installation Path

You’re cloning a website and you can’t seem to figure out the installation path on the first try. No matter what you try, you keep getting the “Could not test DB credentials” error. If you ever experienced this, you probably know the unlikely cause of this is the incorrect value in the installation path box.

When filling in the FTP details, pay close attention to the installation path box. The value you put in this box should guide the Clone tool to a place where your future website will live.

Here’s a little exercise to help practice nailing your installation path-finding skills! We will use Filezilla in this example. Also, you’ll need to use the same FTP credentials you plan on using in the ManageWP Clone tool. Let’s follow these steps together.

What about restoring a website with FTP?

Now that you’re confident in your installation path-finding skills, you can apply the same steps to find the Website Directory path and restore your websites via FTP. The only difference is – you will use your website URL, to check if the test file can be opened in the browser, instead of the destination URL.

Did you find this exercise helpful? We are always interested in hearing from you so don’t be shy to leave a comment and tell us what you think about reviving our Tips&Tricks series!

Jelena Zjacic

Geography teacher who developed a taste for software testing. Geological changes are important but not as nearly as fast and intensive as those in IT so she had to spice it up! Loves sharing knowledge but avoids stage presence so she leaves public speaking to others.

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