The clone feature in MyKinsta copies your entire WordPress site, including the database and files. New SFTP, SSH, and database credentials are automatically created during the process, and you can access those in MyKinsta once the cloned site is created.

To use this feature, you’ll need to be on a Pro or higher plan, and you’ll need to have at least one unused space open/available on your plan for the new site.

Clone Your Site in MyKinsta

Step 1

Log in to MyKinsta, click on Sites in the left sidebar, and click the Add site button in the upper right corner.

Add site button in MyKinsta.
Add site button in MyKinsta.

Step 2

On the Add site page, click the Clone an existing environment option and select either the Live or Staging environment to clone.

If you have a custom domain for the new (cloned) site, you can add that to the Your domain name field.

Enter a name for the new site and click the Add site button.

Clone an existing environment in MyKinsta.
Clone an existing environment in MyKinsta.

Step 3

Depending on the size of your site, it usually takes about 10-20 minutes for the cloning process to finish. Once it’s complete, your newly cloned site will be in your Sites list.

If the process doesn’t complete after an hour, open a chat with our Support team to take a look at the cloning process and resolve that delay.

After Cloning

If you didn’t add a custom domain during the cloning process, you can use the site’s temporary URL to access it until you’re ready to add a custom domain.

When you’re ready to add your site’s custom domain and go live, check out our How to Add a Domain guide and Go Live Checklist.

Important Notes