how to bring live magento site to localhost?

Run LIVE Magento site to Localhost:
  1. Download the all magento files using any ftp client or cpanel.
  2. Export the magento database from live server.
  3. Put downloaded Magento files in your localhost root directory.
  4. Create a blank database(lets say it 'local-magento') in your localhost and import the database backup that you exported from the live site.
  5. Delete/Rename the file app/etc/local.xml
  6. Re-install the Magento using the local-database.
  7. After installation, go to Admin section and then
    (i)Flush all cache. (ii)Re-Index all data. (iii)Flush all cache.
    That's it. Enjoy.


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