I am not the most brilliant Joomla user, but I get by. Recently, I made the decision to move a few of my domains to a new host. All of them were fairly easy - but one was a massive site all built in Joomla. I was extremely nervous. I read a lot about Akeeba (and the KickStarter) and decided to give it a go. Wow! All my worry for DAYS was for not. Once I created the MySQL Db in the new host and did all the linking (super-straight-forward using KickStarter) - I restored my entire site from the back-up made with Akeeba BackUp... all in about 20 minutes. Done.
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am very glad there are great extensions out there to help us little guys do things we'd normally have *no clue* how to do.
I heartedly recommend this extension to anyone not only looking to move their site, but to keep back-ups for restoration if needed.