Two tools in one; a simple to use CMS and a site cloner that can clone most websites out there.
Lightning fast CMS that can use any HTML template as its theme. With two clicks of the mouse, you have an editable page. No programming knowledge required!
Alongside the CMS, we have included two cloning tools. One is built to clone the working site into HTML files and the required folders that contain css, images and js. The other tool can be used to clone almost any website on the web and give you a compete set of working files.
Works with Linux hosting and home PCs, and Windows home PCs using tools like XAMP and WAMP.
Asides from using Sitemakin on a web hosted web server, it also works very quickly with a local server on Windows like XAMP. Watch how easy it clones and edits!
V 1.2 Updated Documentation
V 1.3 Updated the installation folder for quick installation in seconds.
Now, you have an option for a quick installation or manual installation.
Cloning your own Sitemakin website on a hosted web server is simple. Just a single mouse click. But, if you plan to clone external websites with your hosting account, PHP must have the shell_exec() function enabled and the Linux package httrack must be installed.
This works easily with VPS, dedicated servers, or in the comfort of your own home by installing Virtualbox(free) and running Linux as a virtual machine on either Windows or Mac. Luckily, you can find VPS packages for a few dollars per month.
Yet another option is to use a Raspberry Pi connected to your router. Or, almost any old computer will do. The simple procedures are covered in the documentation.
For those who are new to Linux, I can help you out.
About Website Cloning
There are various instances where you may want to clone a website.
Scenario #1 Acquiring Web Project
One such instance is that you have a client who had a website built by another web designer / developer and he disappeared or refuses to cooperate at giving the owner his working website files. Thus, with the site clone tool, you can easily acquire all those files and return them back to the copyright owner, which is the client. Also, if the site is created in another platform, you can acquire the files and customize it with the new Sitemakin CMS.
Scenario #2 Testing Website Codes
You have found a website or theme for which you desire and it contains some modern styling for which you want to learn and practice. This tool is convenient method to acquire the template and test the code. However, you may want to have permission from the copyright holder.
Scenario #3 Teaching Web Design and Do It Your Self Website Builder