HTTrack is a unique piece of software for extracting static pages from the web. It has an enormous benefits for web developers to maintain a clean echo-system of their web applications. It also helps them to mitigate any front-end problems.
Here at Ibmi Media, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform related Software configuration queries on Linux systems.
In a previous post we explained how to Install HTTrack Server on Ubuntu 20.04. In this context, we shall look into its advanced configurations.
If you haven't installed HTTrack, then open the command-line interface to apply the following commands:
$ sudo apt install httrack webhttrack
HTTrack is only available as a web app for Linux operating systems. It can be used as standalone software on Mac and Windows, but it is not the case for us.
Once installed you will run it via the command line as it is the only option you have:
When you run HTTrack (server-ip:8080/server/index.html) then it will take the Welcome to WebHTTrack page, where you can configure it even further.
1. Select a language
HTTrack prompts you to select a language first. If English is the default language then you do not need to worry about it. Otherwise, select an appropriate language and move ahead.
2. Enter project details
Here, we are going to add project details. The data comes from Linuxapt.com.
3. Select Action and Add URLs
Here, we can select an action out of the given list and add URLs. It depends on what we want to achieve. Here is how each of the actions is different than one another:
4. Testing the HTTrack configuration
Here, we will select 'Get Individual Files'. Also, we will input a URL here which is http://linuxapt.com
5. Enter URL
Here, we will enter the URL and other credentials.
6. Add Settings
Click OK to add settings and set any options as required.
7. Get Ready to Mirror website
Here, we are ready to mirror the selected website. However, for the test case, We will save the settings and exit.
This article covers every aspect of HTTrack settings. In fact, WebHTTrack backs up complete websites for offline access and modifies the links automatically. Despite ubiquitous Internet access, users often have good reason to create offline copies of websites – be it for archiving or to provide the content on your intranet. However, manual mirroring can be time-consuming and cumbersome. Tools like WebHTTrack can help, and they allow convenient updating of the content. Now you are ready to mirror any website using HTTrack on Ubuntu 20.04 Linux distribution.