Duplicate Website from one server to another – which folders/file to copy?

Hello! I know that this in theory works, but all I can find online is something with plugins – meh.

So I have aceess to both servers of the two different wordpress websites – I wanna copy the files of one into the other (FTP) so it looks exactly the same – which files and folders do I have to copy?
wp-content and what else?

Also, is there something else to keep in mind?


Thanks!! 🙂

  1. There are definitely tutorials online about how to do this manually. Broadly speaking you just copy the entire website directory and the database then update the wp-config.php file to point to the new database. There are host-specific idiosyncrasies sometimes. Like I’ve had hosts not set permissions as expected or have different extensions loaded or not honor something in the htaccess file or require a php.ini setting be added or removed.


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