Installing a piece of software like WordPress in your Rockaway Hosting account is a very simple process (we even have a document on that!) but what's not always as clear is how you might move an installation to a different URL. A lot of folks get tricked into thinking they can just move the files to a new folder and it will work, but in fact, WordPress stores URLs in a database that will break your site if you just move the files around.
The Clone Tool is a great solution to moving a site to from one URL to another and you want to keep all of the content you've already created.
You'll find it by clicking on the install in cPanel and clicking this icon that looks like a split arrow:
Installatron will read the existing install and prompt you to choose a location for the new copy. Click the drop-down menu and select the URL you'd like the install to go to. If you've set up a subdomain ahead of time you can choose it from the drop-down menu for the domain. Alternatively, you could put it in a subfolder like in the screenshot below:
Installatron handles all the nitty gritty work of migrating databases and files so all you have to do to get started is hit the 'Clone' button and you're off to the races. In just a few short seconds, depending on the size of the install, you'll have a complete copy of the site at a shiny new URL.
Once you've verified that everything migrated properly, you can delete the former install by just clicking the 'X' next to it.
The Clone Tool is an excellent way of setting up quick development spaces to test new plugins and themes as well, so feel free to use it to quickly fire up a copy of your site to a development space and play around. With just a few clicks you can have a carbon copy of your site ready to go.