I have two seperate clients on different domains but I'm developing very similar websites for each. If I duplicate the entire site and upload to new domain what is the best way of handling the license key for the duplicated site.

I'm assuming if I transfer the license, using the control panel message, then the other website's license will break.

Any help would be appreciated.

(edit: I want to pay for the license on the duplicated system without losing any data.)

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I think it would be enough to delete the license.key file under


and purchase a new license. The key file will be re-generated.

Some more info in this answer, and here is how Craft decides if it is running on a public domain

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    This is spot on, just delete your duplicate license key. Make sure your config folder is writable, so Craft can put a new license key file there.
    – Lindsey D
    Commented Nov 11, 2014 at 16:19

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