Joomla! Extensions Directory


Backup, Site Security

Akeeba Backup Core is the successor to the now famous JoomlaPack component. In a nutshell, Akeeba Backup Core is an open-source backup component for the Joomla! CMS, quite a bit different than its competition. Its mission is simple: create a site backup that can be restored on any Joomla!-capable server. Its possibilities: endless. It 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. If you want a reliable, easy to use, open source backup solution for your Joomla! site, try it out.

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Akeeba Backup has won the prestigious Administrator Only Extension J.O.S.C.A.R. Award at J and Beyond 2010. Download it for free to find out why.

Latest Joomla! 2.5/3.x only. We have older versions for past Joomla! 1.5/1.6/1.7/2.5/3.x versions on our site.


  • It configures itself for optimal operation with your site. Just click on Configuration Wizard.
  • One click backup.
  • AJAX powered backup (site and database, database only, files only or incremental files only backup)
  • The fastest native PHP backup engine.
  • Choose between standard ZIP or highly efficient JPA archive format
  • able to exclude specific files, folders
  • able to exclude specific database tables or their contents
  • Unattended backup mode (CRON job scheduling), fully compatible with
  • Backup using any cellphone made after 2007 with a web browser using our exclusive "Lite Mode" (including the cheapest Nokia and Sony Ericsson models!)
  • AJAX powered site restoration
  • "Kickstart" restore: restore without unpacking backup
  • Move your site between hosts without downloading/uploading anything (using the DirectFTP backup engine)
  • Archives can be restored on any host. Useful for transferring your site between subdomains/hosts or even to/from your local testing server (XAMPP, WAMPServer, MAMP, Zend Server, etc).

and much much more!

Do not miss out the complimentary companion software (Akeeba Kickstart and Akeeba eXtract Wizard) which are available free of charge from our site. They make working with Akeeba Backup a breeze.

Note: The software is free of charge, its support is not. You need a valid subscription to request support. Its documentation, the troubleshooting wizard and searching the public tickets is free.


not for free

Posted on 25 February 2015

I dont know

Ease of use

download easy


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I dont know

I used this to: nothing.
its not for free, it costs 70 dollars its not possible to get it for free
I dont understand why you write its for free wehen you require 70 dollars.
Write here its a paid extensiton


Posted on 04 February 2015

Classic.....fully functioned

Ease of use

Very easy and straight forward !!!




Ease of use

very easy

I used this to: backup my clients website

Saved my life

Posted on 21 January 2015

Just few clicks and done.

Ease of use

simple enough


had a problem with upload and answer was there.

Awesome extension

Posted on 20 December 2014

So easy to install and update

Ease of use

Easy to install, update and configure


Very fast support


Documentation is rich and helpful

I used this to: I use it for backing up my site

This extension is excellent. It will save your time and money. Backup and restore is very important with admin and if you are admin, you should try it.


Posted on 08 October 2014

Quite simply the best Joomla! extension I've ever used. The documentation is very comprehensive and whenever I've had to troubleshoot, I've always been able to fix the problem by simply following the instructions.

One of a kind

Posted on 07 September 2014

Ok, i am not used to do reviews, so pardon me if this is not well written or exciting.

What i have to say is... this is a must have for every and all Joomla websites.

If you have a Joomla website, you need this extension.

can´t be more clear than this.

Great product

Posted on 05 September 2014

Love this backup component – it’s a real time-saver for me.

The ability to make backups adds a lot to the basic Joomla functions, so it is very useful. I use it on every of the sites I work on.

Top notch

Posted on 18 August 2014

Akeeba Backup is one of two of Akeeba's products that I install first on any Joomla! website.

The Pro version has great additional features.

The documentation is well written and in a clear, logical sequence. Any clarifications are promptly answered on the developers site Support section

Backups taken with the Pro version have been used to effortlessly restore sites.

Good work from Akeeba !

Admin Tools Professional

Admin Tools Professional

Paid download | Site Security | Akeeba Ltd
2.5 3
119 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) - 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

Free | JCE extensions | Akeeba Ltd
2.5 3
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.
Admin Tools

Admin Tools

Free | Site Security | Akeeba Ltd
2.5 3
180 reviews
Admin Tools is a true Swiss Army knife for your site. Our freely available Admin Tools Core will detect, notify you about and install new Joomla! releases, fix your files' and directories' permissions, protect your administrator directory with a password, change your database prefix, set a secure Super Administrator ID, migrate links pointing to your old domain on-the-fly and perform database maintenance, all with a single click. 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.
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Akeeba Release System

Akeeba Release System

Free | Downloads | Akeeba Ltd
2.5 3
27 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 Backup

Akeeba Ltd
Last updated:
Feb 05 2015
Date added:
Jun 05 2007
GPLv2 or later
Free download
Uses updater:
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