Have you ever noticed that restoring Wordpress backups no matter what tool you use is NOT so easy especially if you change hosts... & almost prone to failure if you want to restore a backup on another domain.
This is because many of the links in your Worpress database are still pointing to your old domain.
Even if you use good old faithful Cpanel backup...if you want to restore that backup on another domain you'll end up with a broken site.
Which is why many webmasters use cloning tools. These apps rewrite your database enteries & take care of the link issues
No matter what cloning plugin you use you will be forced to do some kind of installation on both sites & you will almost certainly have to do some techical configuration steps
Essentially what should be a simple processs of clone one site to the other makes you into an employee of your own business.
Right now you have to 6 steps to clone a site:
Step1 - Install Plugin
Step2 - Configure Plugin
Step3 - Make Clone Image
Step4 - Upload Clone Image & Script
Step5 - Run Restore Script
Step6 - Run Permalink Scripts
Now thats hardly easy or time efficient & all sorts of things usually go wrong in the process.
But, until now if you wanted to clone a site - that was your procedure
Why bother cloning at all?
Unless you like the idea of manually installing sites, installing themes/plugins, writing standard pages & configuring your payment processors one by one... then your other option is to clone.
Most webmasters make default sites for each project & then clone thse sites to a new domain.
So cloning is a way for webmasters to shortcut the new site build process, save a whole pile of time snd make more profit in the process.
How Doesit Work?
The process is actually incredibly simple:
1 You fill in your WP Login Details for both the source & destination site - a blank Wordpress destination site is required
...& you press go!
This is where WP Master clone automation processes take over take control of both sites...
A Site image is created locally - then once completed the cloe process starts the restore & reconfiguration process on the destination site...Once the process is complete the site image is wiped to free up the spce on your server.