Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by robmiller99, Oct 8, 2008.
Do you guys know the best and easiest way to clone a website including php scripts if any?
Theres a program called Website Ripper Copier! Go out and get it.
Does this do everything stated
does it download the images from the website as well?
Dont you have to get a blood sample or something? lol no just get that program httptracker it should do the trick
I use HTTrack Website Copier (its free). Only thing is even if the site is php it will make it html.
As a general rule, there is no guaranteed way to get the PHP (or whatever) underlying a site. Your best bet is to figure out what software the site is running on, and then set up your own copy of that software. Then, leech the relevant graphics, stylesheets and content, and use that to make your clone.
As a general rule, though, rolling an exact clone is a bad idea. The big G is likely to penalize you, and there are plenty of places out there for someone to whine (loudly) about having been ripped. It is better, IMHO, to just identify a software package that already does most of the same stuff as the site you want to copy, and grab a template that looks nice and/or similar, and then focus on spinning the content. Outsource some or all of the process as needed, and at the end of the process you will have a knockoff site.
If you want a 100% automated process, you can certainly mirror a site, but replicating dynamic functionality will not work.
It still won't grab the underlying PHP.
there used to be a cracked version of Website Ripper on here as well. I would probably have to agree with matt. Probably wouldn't wanna duplicate a site exactly. He had some good points. Can allways do the right click view source and then tweek it and work it the old fashioned way. Also if you are after the rankings of a site try a program that will analyze a site and try to duplicate that, like links and key word percent etc. And lastly you can always try a cloaker to try and rank a page. I personally didn't have much luck with a cloaker in the past.
The reason behind is that alot of freelance work asks for "clone a site like XX"
It would not be an exact copy just looking for quick method to do it.
Interesting ideas though
For the freelance site cloning, the key is to do the work once, and then leverage it as much as possible. Find a site that a lot of people want cloned, then clone that site on top of a stable, extensible, skinable platform (like a good CMS, etc.). The last step is to sell that same bit of work over and over to everyone who wants a clone of site x. Once you run out of people looking to hire out for it, create a site for it, tweak anything that needs tweaking for legal protection, and submit your software to hundreds of software directories, and sell it that way.
As discussed above they do not rip PHP. I've installed several of these site downloaders and one I left installed is WinHTTrack, which I consider to be the one of the best, and it's free.
Or, get yourself a Unix and you'll be able to download the Internet.
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