Written and maintained by the same developer as Akeeba Backup and the Joomla! updater component of Joomla! 2.5.4 and later.
Note: a commercial edition (Admin Tools Professional) with extra security-oriented features is also available from our site for a fee. This listing is about the free version, Admin Tools Core.
Note 2: The software is free of charge, its support is not. You need a valid subscription (starting at EUR 7.79) to request support. However, its documentation, the troubleshooting wizard and searching the forum is free.
Upgrade features allow the user to maintain their Joomla installation and the component with a few simple clicks of a mouse. Security features afford the user the ability to secure the admin panel, super admin user, and create a .htaccess file with ease. Tools assist with the management of permissions, DB repair and optimization, SEO, URL redirection, session and temp file purging, and scheduling.
Overall this is an excellent extension for website administrators and business owners interested in simplifying some of the administrative processes that go along with maintaining a secure website.
I also like the authors attitude...a lot! Well documented. Very useful.
Thanks for this component!
I have always loved Nicholas's documentation. By following its instructions and precautions, I was confident that none of my 5 live sites would be shut down, even though I was running powerful tools that touched the main database and other sensitive areas.
Although this is the review of the non-commercial version (as specified by the rules here), I also thoroughly endorse the upgraded version that I purchased and used. I believe that the benefits are worth every Euro.
Had I known about the issues that the Akeeba products address, I would have been anxious to deal with them. Fortunately I had the tools at the same time as I found out about the weak points of entry.
If I could give it 6 stars, I would!
As other reviewers have mentioned caution needs to be exercised when applying a few of the powerful features that the software offers or you can encounter issues, more often than not there is a setting that can be applied to overcome any problem. Website security is a complex arena, so problems are to be expected in getting it right but with well configured akeeba admin and backup employed - site admins can sleep better.
If only all software was this well designed! Life would be better.
This component really will make life simpler for me and harder for hackers! Great stuff! Nicolas