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Follow these steps to access Installatron:

  1. First login to cPanel:

    You can also access cPanel from the AlpineWeb Customer Backroom

    After logging in, navigate to:

    Services > My Services > cPanel account > Manage

  2. Once logged in to cPanel navigate to:

    Software > Installatron Applications Installer

To initiate a clone; open the "Applications Browser" tab, click on the application you wish to clone, then click the "clone" button.

The clone wizard will prompt you for the location you want the application to be duplicated to. Each section of the clone wizard is detailed below:


The "Source" section provides a brief overview of the installed application selected to be cloned.


The "Destination" section prompts you to select a destination for the application to be duplicated to, in the form of a "URL". A URL is a website link, comprised of a domain and a directory.

The server path equivalent of the selected URL is also displayed to let you know where files will be duplicated to within your web hosting account.

Select a domain. The drop-down list contains all domains and sub-domains known to be associated with your web hosting control panel login.

Tip: Contact your web hosting provider if the domain you want to install on isn't listed.

Directory (Optional)
Enter an optional directory. The directory will be added to the selected domain to determine the destination for the application.

Leave this field empty if you wish to clone into the "root" (or home directory, or top-level directory) of the domain.

Database Management
Select "Automatically manage the database settings for me. (Recommended)" if you want Installatron to handle database creation and configuration for the duplicated install. This requires that your web hosting account has at least one more database available.

Select "Let me manage the database settings." if you wish to control the database usage yourself. You will use this option if you want to make use of database sharing (where one database is used for more than one installation), or if you want to use a specific name for the database. This option is for advanced users.

Database Type
The type of database required by this application, "MySQL".

Database Name
Select the database that you want to use for this application.

The list contains all databases associated with your web hosting account.

Tip: To add a database to the list, use the "Database Management" or "MySQL Management" tool of the control panel. Note that the database will require full access permissions.

Database Username
Enter the username for the database you have selected.

Database Password
Enter the password for the database you have selected.

Table Prefix
Enter a table prefix that will be used by tables associated with this install. This should be 1-5 characters in length, and it's always recommended to use a prefix when the option is available.

Tip: An underscore ("_") is not required as Installatron will add it automatically.


Press the "Clone" button to begin cloning the installed application. This involves duplicating the files and database tables that make up the source install, copying them to the selected destination, and then applying any required modifications to the duplicated files and database tables.

You will be redirected to the "My Applications" tab while the clone executes in the background. Feel free to navigate away from Installatron while the clone completes.

Upon completion, you can begin using the cloned application from the "My Applications" tab.

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