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Site Security

Admin Tools is a true Swiss Army knife for your site. Our freely available Admin Tools Core will detect, notify you about new Joomla! releases, fix your files' and directories' permissions, protect your administrator directory with a password, change your database prefix, migrate links pointing to your old domain on-the-fly and perform database maintenance, all with a single click.

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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 subscription to request support. However, its documentation, the troubleshooting wizard and searching the public tickets is free.


Functionality

The best

Ease of use

It is very simple


Functionality

The free version covers the most importent needs to admininistrate a site.
Very easy to set up correct folders and filepermissions.

Ease of use

Easy to set up and use.

Support
Documentation

Very good.

I used this to: All my sites.

Nice extension for free


Posted on 27 October 2015
Functionality

It has what i needed the only problem is my quick2cart paypal cannot complete any orders.

Ease of use

Easy to setup

Documentation

comprehensive artciles


Best security option


Posted on 01 July 2015
Functionality

Easy to fix files' and also protect your administrator directory with a password

Ease of use

Easy to use and best extension to protect site

Support

best support provider

Documentation
I used this to: used this extension for site maintenance and security.

Admin Tools


Posted on 03 June 2015
Functionality

A needed database tools is included in the Free Version... Very helpful in optimization

Ease of use

Well organize user interface for admin... Nice...

Support
Documentation
I used this to: Thanks a lot... I am using it to optimized and check my file permissions from time-to-time... I hope you could include in the Free version the HTACCESS :)

Functionality

A lot of tools to secure your website, thanks to this extension i can be sure that my websites are not hacked

Ease of use

The extension has a clean and simple interface

Support

Professional and effective

I used this to: All my websites

Very good


Posted on 03 January 2015
Functionality

Very interesting for starting up a site. Less once site is up and running;

Ease of use

very easy

Owner's reply: Thank you for your review! You are very correct, our free of charge Admin Tools Core only has some very basic functionality which is only useful while setting up your site. That's where the "Admin Tools" name originally came from: it's a set of tools for site administrators.

Functionality

This extension is an absolute MUST HAVE for any Joomla site. It has helped to not only improve performance on our site, but has blocked countless attacks and attempted hacks to our sites. If you only buy one extension for your Joomla site it must be this one.

The .htaccess maker alone is a reason to go with Pro (let alone all of the other goodies).

Ease of use

The extension is extremely easy to use, but you should have some knowledge of security hardening to get the full benefits from it.

Support
Documentation
I used this to: Security hardening and reporting

Excellent security. I noticed a lot of spam users like a admin. And i had deleted them. And I cleaned all spams. Thanks...


A must to have


Posted on 02 April 2014

Running a site without it, no way.

I use Admin Tools and Akeeba Backup for all our sites and it's a lifesaver.



Akeeba, keep up the good work

Akeeba Backup

Akeeba Backup

Free | Site Security | Akeeba Ltd
3
Score:
100
966 reviews
Akeeba Backup Core is the most widely used open-source backup component for the Joomla! CMS. Its mission is simple: create a site backup that can be restored on any Joomla!-capable server, making it ideal not only for backups but also for site transfers or even deploying sites to your clients' servers. Akeeba Backup creates a full backup of your site in a single archive. The archive contains all the files, a database snapshot and an installer similar in function to the standard Joomla! installer. The backup and restore process is AJAX powered to avoid server timeouts, even with huge sites. Alternatively, you can make a backup of only your database, or only your files. Akeeba Backup is the reliable, easy to use, open source backup solution for your Joomla! site. Akeeba Backup has won multiple J.O.S.C.A.R. awards at J and Beyond. Download it for free to find out why! Joomla! 1.6 and later, PHP 5.3.3 and later (including PHP 7.0). We have older, no longer supported versions for Joomla! 1.5 and older PHP versions on our site. Features: The Configuration Wizard configures itself for optimal operation with your site, automatically. One click backup. Site transfer wizard. Transfer your site between servers fast and easily. The fastest and most reliable native PHP backup engine. Choose between standard ZIP or highly efficient JPA archive format. Exclude specific files, folders. Exclude specific database tables or their contents. Unattended backup mode (CRON job scheduling), fully compatible with Webcron.org Restore with Akeeba Kickstart (free of charge script): restore extracting the backup directly on the server; no need to upload thousands of files by FTP! Archives can be restored on any host. Useful for transferring your site between subdomains/hosts or even to/from your local testing server (e.g. XAMPP, WAMPServer, MAMP, etc). and much, much more! Note: The Akeeba Backup Core component is free of charge, its support is not. You need a valid (paid) subscription to request support. Its documentation, the troubleshooting wizard and searching the public tickets is free of charge. Note 2: Only the Akeeba Backup Core edition listed here is free of charge. In our site you can also find Akeeba Backup Professional which requires paying for a subscription to download. Please note that it is a different product. This JED listing only applies to Akeeba Backup Core, the free of charge version. *** IF YOU CAN'T FIND HOW TO ENABLE A FEATURE LISTED HERE, PLEASE READ THE (FREE) DOCUMENTATION! ***
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Admin Tools Professional

Admin Tools Professional

Paid download | Site Security | Akeeba Ltd
3
Score:
100
123 reviews
From the makers of Akeeba Backup Core/Professional and Admin Tools Core, this is the enhanced release of Admin Tools, available on a subscription basis. On top of what Admin Tools Core already offers, Admin Tools Professional has these exclusive features: - Restrict administrator with a secret URL parameter - Web Application Firewall to block common exploits (SQL injection, XSS, DFI, RFI, malicious user agent, CSRF/spam-bot protection, uploads scanner etc) - Bad word filtering - IP Whitelisting for the administrator section - IP Blacklisting - Geographic block (deny access to specific countries/continents) - Modification of Generator meta tag and other sensitive HTTP headers - Email on administrator login - Block front-end Super Administrator log-in - Block Super Administrator user modification - Block extensions installation - Block visual fingerprinting (tmpl, template and tp URL parameters) - Integration of the Bad Behavior anti-spam library - Project Honeypot IP blacklist integration - Automatic IP blocking of repeat offenders - Email notifications of all detected security issues - URL redirections (exclusive support for query parameters!) - Scheduled site maintenance operations The software is GPL; buying a single subscription you can install it on as many sites as you want and keep it running even after your subscription expires, without encrypted code, domain limitations or other such nuisances.
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K2 Links for Advanced Link

K2 Links for Advanced Link

Free | JCE extensions | Akeeba Ltd
3
Score:
96
12 reviews
Brought to you by Akeeba Backup's lead developer, the K2 Links for Advanced Link allows you to use JCE's advanced link feature in order to seamlessly link to K2 content items. A short list of features: - Integrates into JCE's Advanced Link (AdvLink) window - that's what you get with the "Insert Link..." command you get with the right-click popup or the link icon with green cross on JCE's toolbar ;) - You can toggle it on/off for certain users, just like any other AdvLink extension. - Displays K2 categories as a drill-down tree, no limits on level depth. - If a K2 category contains not only items but children categories too, it displays both. - Intelligently includes the correct Itemid on linked items. Don't let Google think you've got duplicate content on your site, right? - Link to K2 Tags (NEW!) - View and link to K2 items belonging to a specific K2 tag (NEW!) IMPORTANT: Version 2.x is only compatible with JCE 2.x. The previous version of the plugin (1.0) for JCE 1.5.x is no longer supported.
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Akeeba Release System

Akeeba Release System

Free | Downloads | Akeeba Ltd
3
Score:
91
29 reviews
Akeeba Release System (ARS) is a file repository / download system quite different than its competition. It is primarily focused on software dissemination, but can also be used as a generic download component. Its main differences to its competition are speed, stability, perfect URLs without a SEF component, generation of update streams, ease of use, Chameleon skinning and time saving features implemented along the board. We use it for our own downloads section. In fact, before its first public beta it had already served over a million downloads. In a nutshell: Performance - ARS is designed to handle massive amounts of data. Tested with hundreds of download items and hundreds of thousands of log records, it groks through this vast amount of data in a heartbeat. Intelligent caching makes it blazing fast. Bootstrap - ARS seamlessly integrates with the Boostrap styling upon which Joomla! 3 is standardised. It includes its own copy of Bootstrap, used only on Joomla! 2.5. Control Freak - Control who can download what. ARS integrates with Akeeba Subscriptions, PayPlans and Joomla! View Access Levels to fine-tune who can view and download anything. Perfect Logs - ARS will log who downloaded what and when, or even who tried but failed. IP addresses, HTTP referrers and country statistics are all logged and can be used to filter the log display. The Control Panel offers a bird's eye view of how well your downloads are doing. Attention to detail - Minute details make the big difference. From copied items defaulting to being unpublished and files you've already used being hidden from file selection drop-downs and from automatically naming and describing your files to zero-click file publishing, ARS has got you covered. Updates galore - ARS can automatically create update streams in multiple formats. INI format which can easily be used from any software. Joomla! XML format for extremely easy updates of the extensions you create. Amazon S3 Support - Store your downloads on Amazon S3. Integrated S3 file browser and ability to upload directly to S3! Experience the future in download components. Install and use Akeeba Release System. It's completely free of charge. Note: The software is free of charge, its support is not. You need a valid subscription to request support. However, its documentation, the troubleshooting wizard and searching the public tickets is free.
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Akeeba CMS Update

Akeeba CMS Update

Free | Site management tools | Akeeba Ltd
3
Score:
0
0 reviews
Update Joomla!™ easily and securely – even on the most restrictive shared hosts Written by the original author of Joomla! Update, the component built into Joomla!™ itself. Updating Joomla with Joomla! Update can be a frustrating experience, especially if you are on a restrictive shared host. Have you encountered bank pages while updating Joomla? Has it ever crashed midway through the update? Did you realize you didn't take a backup before updating a little too late? Don't be afraid and don't despair, Akeeba CMS Update to the rescue! Note on support: While the software is provided free of charge, support is only available to our (paid) subscribers. That said, if you want to file a bug report please use the Contact Us page on our site. We will try to get back to you as soon as humanly possible. Features: Improved update information retrieval. While Joomla! Update uses the outdated JUpdate library, our component uses a new library built from scratch, based on our several years of experience in providing live update features in our software. The end result is a more robust implementation which is far less likely to "get stuck". Retroactive bug fixes. One of the major problems with Joomla! Update being part of the CMS itself is that any bugs discovered in its code will only be fixed in a future version of Joomla!. But how do you update to this new version of Joomla! when the updater itself won't let you? Akeeba CMS Update allows you to update it before updating Joomla!, overcoming this kind of Catch-22 situation. Backup on update. If you have Akeeba Backup Core (free) or Professional (paid) installed you can automatically backup your site before a new Joomla! version is installed. Even better, you can choose which backup profile to use. Update notification by email. If you have several sites it's hard to know which ones need to be updated and time consuming to do so – at least without paying a premium for a third party, closed source, site monitoring service. Akeeba CMS Update will have your site email when there is an update available. This works a bit more reliably than the similar feature we have contributed to Joomla! 3.5.0. Integrated notification of all Joomla! releases, including the testing (dev) branch. By default, Joomla! Update only displays available updates in the current CMS version branch. Akeeba CMS Update by default shows you all available update options, allowing you to choose which version to install. This is of course configurable. – Alternate connectivity methods to the update server. Whereas most Joomla! versions require you to have the fopen() URL wrappers enabled, Akeeba CMS Update will intelligently choose between that or cURL to fetch updates. It all happens automatically. All you know is that it just works! Chunked downloads of the update files. If you are more than one version behind or if you're updating to a new minor version (e.g. 3.3 to 3.4) the size of the update file is quite substantial. Downloading it can lead to timeout issues on more restrictive, shared hosting environments. Akeeba CMS update intelligently downloads the update files 256Kb at a time, allowing the download to succeed even on those very restrictive hosts. Hybrid update extraction engine. The biggest nightmare of CMS users on shared hosting is a situation aptly described as "permissions hell": different files and folders owned by different system users with wildly different permissions. This makes it impossible to update a site either with PHP direct file writes or by uploading files via FTP. When everyone else fails, our vast experience in backup restoration technology allows us to succeed with the Hybrid engine which intelligently uses direct file writes or FTP, on a file-by-file (and directory-by-directory) basis. Automatic updates. Forget about having to log in to your site to perform the update to the next Joomla! version. Using our provided CLI script you can easily create a CRON job which automatically updates Joomla! to the latest version when it's available. On top of that, it will automatically backup your site before update. Even better, you don't have to pay a penny to use it – unlike third party, closed source, site monitoring services.
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Admin Tools

Version:
3.7.1
Developer:
Akeeba Ltd
Last updated:
Feb 08 2016
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
Related paid extension:
Admin Tools Professional
Uses updater:
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Compatibility:
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