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If you're a website developer, a business owner, or a student in the field of IT, you've probably come across an instance where you needed to quickly clone a website. Say, for instance, you have a site you administer that is having problems; you might want to clone that site and then start debugging the clone. Working with the clone certainly beats the possibility of further breaking your original site.
There are plenty of ways to clone a site. One solution I have used offers both command line and GUI options, and is called httrack. The application can be used on Linux, Windows, macOS, and Android, and does a full copy of a website for local browsing. The command line tool is, as you expect, called httrack. There is also a GUI version for Linux called webhttrack. I'm going to demonstrate how to use both the command line and GUI tools, so you can make quick clones of your websites. I'll be demonstrating both versions from Ubuntu Linux.
Both command line and GUI tools can be found in the standard repositories. To install them, open up a terminal window and issue the command:
When prompted, type your sudo password, accept the installation, and allow it to complete. That's all there is to installing the tools.
Command line usage
First we'll be copying a site using the command line tool. This can take some time, depending on how large your site is. The command for making the copy is:
Where SITE_URL is the actual URL of the site you want to copy and LOCALDIRECTORY is the directory on your local drive to store the copy. Once the command completes, you'll see the newly created clone in LOCALDIRECTORY. You can then start working with that clone without affecting your production site.
The biggest caveat to using this tool is that, depending on how the site was written and how it is housed, your results may vary. If you find httrack downloads little more than an index file, chances are, it won't work on your site. I have found, so far, that Wordpress sites, especially those housed on third-party hosts, are next to impossible to clone using this tool.
The GUI tool gives you a bit more user-friendly power. To start the GUI, open up a terminal window and issue the command webhttrack. This will open a browser window with the GUI at the ready. In the first screen, select your language, and click Next >>. In the next window (Figure A), enter a new project name, and select one of the pre-defined categories. Type in a base path to house the downloaded files, and click Next >>.
In the next window (Figure B), select the action to be used (since this is a first download, the default will be fine) and type the URL for the target site in the address box.
Click on the Set Options button and you can configure options like browser ID, scan rules, robot rules, number of connections, proxy, limits, and more (Figure C).
If you run a clone, and find it fails, chances are you'll need to revisit the Options section and make adjustments. This, of course, will depend upon the type of site you're attempting to clone. Once you've set the options exactly how you need them, click OK then click Next >> then click the Start>> button. At this point (Figure D), the site will start cloning (saving it in the configured local directory).
When the download completes, you can begin working with your clone.
Not perfect, but helpful
So long as you're not trying to download a Wordpress site, either httrack or webhttrack will do a great job of downloading a clone of your site, so you can debug, backup, or whatever your needs may be. As I said, depending upon the type of site you're looking to work with, you'll have to toy around with the settings to get this to work. Give this handy tool a try and see if it doesn't wind up as your go-to site clone tool.
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That is a Windows program. Macs can run Windows but OS X cannot run a Windows program.
RunWindows on Intel Macs
There are presently several alternatives for running Windows on Intel Macs. Here is a list of the primary options in the market place.
Apple Boot Camp software. Boot Camp enables you to boot the computer into OS X or Windows. (Free because it comes with OS X. You must own a legitimate Windows Full Retail Installer.)
- Parallels Desktop for Mac. Parallels is software virtualization that enables running Windows concurrently with OS X.
- VM Fusion. VM Fusion is software virtualization that enables running Windows concurrently with OS X.
- CrossOver. Enables running many Windows applications without having to install Windows. The Windows applications can run concurrently with OS X.
- VirtualBox. Open Source freeware virtual machine such as VM Fusion and Parallels that was developed by Solaris. (Free because it comes with OS X. You must own a legitimate Windows Full Retail Installer.)
- Veertu. A new entry from Open Source utilizing native virtualization. It’s a fast and secure way to run VMs on the Mac. Veertu Desktop is supported on Mac models of early/mid-2011 or later running Yosemite 10.10 or later.
Parallels, VM Fusion, VirtualBox, and Veertu can also run other operating systems such as Linux, Unix, OS/2, Solaris, etc. There are performance differences between dual-boot systems and virtualization. The latter tend to be a little slower (not much) and do not provide the video performance of the dual-boot system. A 2015 comparison of Parallels, VM Fusion, and Virtual Box is found at 2015 VM Benchmarks: Parallels 11 vs. Fusion 8 vs. VirtualBox 5. A review of these and other competitors is found in PCMag: The Best Virtualization Software of 2017. Boot Camp is available for Lion and later.
You must also have an internal optical drive for installing Windows. Windows cannot be installed from an external optical drive. Windows must be installed on an internal drive if you use Boot Camp. A license must be purchased for all commercial software and operating system products. Open Source software is free.
Some Boot Camp Articles from Apple Support.
Boot Camp Support.
Boot Camp 5.1: Frequently Asked Questions.
How to Install Windows using Boot Camp.
Boot Camp Control Panel Users Guide.
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Use Windows 8.1 on your Mac with Boot Camp.
Install Windows 7 and earlier on your Mac using Boot Camp.
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