There are times when you want to have a copy of your site (the frontend / user side). GNU Wget has been around a long time, but in my opinion, it’s still a great tool to backup / mirror websites.
Wget has many options and parameters, of which I won’t even scratch the surface, but below are the simple steps to get Wget setup and running on Windows and OSX machines. Wget is a command line utility, so it might appear overwhelming, but don’t worry, it’s cake!
Step 1. Download / install Wget. Visit http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/wget.htm and choose to download the Setup labeled « Complete package, except sources. »
Step 2. After installation is finished, open a command prompt (cmd.exe).
Step 3. Go to your GNU application folder (on 64 bit it’s in C:Program Files (x86)GnuWin32bin, on 32 bit, it’s probably in C:Program FilesGnuWin32bin).
Step 4. To…
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