Thanks for the information, I am very new at this subject and I'm soaking up the knowledge, but I get the general ideal of cloning a site. I will have to apply this technic but I don't think this is a beginners task.
I use several 500Gb hard drives. I had a 2TB hard drive until it dropped and I lost all the data. Several 500 GB hard drives are plenty and in the case of any accidents you won't have all your chips in one basket.
I have issues with all browsers on some level or another. Chrome is okay sometimes. I also use a browser called Maxthon. I use a Mac and Safari is good because how well it syncs everything up. I would say Chrome for PC, and Safari for Mac
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