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Here is the situation.

I have a local webserver and a remote webserver.
Both will be identical except that one is on VMware and one is a hosted web server.

I want to replicate EVERYTHING installed on the local server (settings, applications- mysql, apache, the cron jobs, and all the data and files - php) to be on the live hosted web server. So that everything is identical and functions exactly the same.

I know I will probably have to do some changes of setting once it is live, for it to run correctly, but is there an easy and relatively fast way to do this?

I am new at this and never done this before.

Will I have to setup the server from scratch or can I clone or copy everything to the new server?

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I guess thinking about this it would be similar to a server migration but I have never done one before. –  user182724 Aug 9 '13 at 14:34
    
I think this post might help... but I am note sure: askubuntu.com/questions/246064/… –  user182724 Aug 9 '13 at 14:42

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