Introduction

Backup, Site Security

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.

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Joomla! 3.4 and later, PHP 5.4 and later (including PHP 7). We have older versions for Joomla! 1.5 to 3.3 and older PHP versions on our site.

Features:

  • The Configuration Wizard configures itself for optimal operation with your site, automatically.
  • The fastest and most reliable native PHP backup engine.
  • One click backup.
  • Integrated restoration for same server restoration.
  • Site transfer wizard. Transfer your site between servers fast and easily.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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. We can't tell you what you need to get support because of JED censorship, but you can find out about it on our site. In any case, Akeeba Backup's documentation, video tutorials, troubleshooting wizard and reading the public tickets is free of charge.

*** IF YOU CAN'T FIND HOW TO ENABLE A FEATURE LISTED HERE, PLEASE READ THE (FREE) DOCUMENTATION AND WATCH OUR VIDEO TUTORIALS! ***


Simple and precise


Posted on 09 April 2018
Functionality

What i wanted as backup extension its all there.

Ease of use

on dashboard you have to tap on backup button to take a quick backup and configure in 2-3 steps for automatic backup. very easy

Support

well, it was so easy i hardly required any support but it looks like they have decent documentation.

Documentation

Very good, detailed. you hardly need it as using akeeba backup is not rocket science.

I used this to: I am a developer in a webdevelopment agency, used it on my all joomla websites I made.most recently used it on marketplace website built on joomla using sellacious.

A Must Have


Posted on 20 March 2018
Functionality

great features in the free edition, the Pro have super features

Ease of use

Very Easy

Support

Good Support

I used this to: All my Sites

Top backup software


Posted on 18 February 2018
Functionality

i can't imagine my joomla website without it

Ease of use

very easy

Support

good support

Documentation

very good

I used this to: backup my websites

Must have


Posted on 01 February 2018
Functionality

Does what it promises to do.

Ease of use

I completed all required tasks without consutling the documentation.

Support
Documentation
I used this to: An internal website.

Awesome


Posted on 15 January 2018
Functionality

Awesome, really shouldn't try and backup or migrate a site without it.

Ease of use

Very straight forward, easy to use for beginners but also plenty of options of advanced users to tweak as well.

Support

Never had cause to use support.

Documentation

Never had cause to use documentation as it's so intuitive.

I used this to: Backing up and migrating sites.

No 1 backup


Posted on 29 December 2017
Functionality

solve all our problem in website migration

Ease of use

very simple

Support

not required

Documentation

good

I used this to: backup & restoration

The best backup system


Posted on 18 December 2017
Functionality

Wooow tons of features

Ease of use

yes was easy

Support

didn't need it

Documentation

didn't need it

I used this to: cats and dogs website

Fantastica


Posted on 05 December 2017
Functionality

funziona bene e semplice e veloce la migliore estensione che abbia mai provato

Ease of use

è bastato leggere le informazioni sul sito web che spiega come funziona

Support

non ho mai avuto bisogno di supporto tecnico

Documentation

la documentazione è esaustiva

I used this to: mantenimento dei miei siti web usata per tantissime volte da molto tempo

Nice tool!


Posted on 07 October 2017
Functionality

As expected

Ease of use

Friendly

Support

Not needed

Documentation

Akeeba Backup


Posted on 28 August 2017
Functionality

I used it few years and it worked well. Recently I tried to backup several times with File Zilla. ALWAYS MISSING some parts. BUY PRO-pushing

Ease of use

Easy for use

Support

They do not have for free users

Documentation

Explanation too long without point how to practically use it

I used this to: Joomla based website backup. Simple site with few pages
Owner's reply: I am sorry you had a bad experience. Unfortunately, I am obliged to point out some factual inaccuracies in your review.

Akeeba Backup takes a full site backup, files and database, and includes it in a backup archive. You said you used FileZilla, an FTP client, presumably to take a copy of your site's files only. Why are you filing a review for our software when you didn't even use it to take a backup of your site? Unless you mean you tried downloading the backup archive with FileZilla, in which case -as written on your screen, in the Manage Backups page- make sure you use the Binary transfer mode and that you download ALL of the backup archive parts (.jpa, .j01, .j02, ...) in case more than one parts were generated.

I also don't understand how we can possibly push you to buy a Professional version when the vast majority of Akeeba Backup's features are available in the free of charge Core release as you can see in https://www.akeebabackup.com/products/akeeba-backup.html Not to mention that more than half of the pre-sales questions made to us result in us telling people not to buy a subscription because they don't need the Professional-only features.

Regarding support, um, you were told upfront there is no support for free users. The description of Akeeba Backup in the Joomla! Extensions Directory literally reads "Note: The Akeeba Backup Core component is free of charge, its support is not". However, the description also tells you how to get help: "In any case, Akeeba Backup's documentation, video tutorials, troubleshooting wizard and reading the public tickets is free of charge." I'm sorry that you feel that my time should be free. Unfortunately I wasn't born rich therefore I need to get paid for my time (kindly note that this is commonly called "working") so I can in turn pay my bills and put food on my family's table.

Finally, speaking of the documentation, let me remind you that the purpose of the documentation is to be a complete reference (as in: discusses all aspects of the software in great depth) as stated in its first page. It is not a quick start guide. We have Video Tutorials as short, on the point, quick start tutorials. The video tutorials are mentioned in the description of the software here. They are linked to from the software itself. They are also linked from this page in the Joomla! Extensions Directory under Support (I'm afraid that's the only option JED gives us for them) - they take half of the linked page.
Admin Tools

Admin Tools

Free | Site Security | Akeeba Ltd
3 4 Alpha
Score:
100
193 reviews
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. 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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Admin Tools Professional

Admin Tools Professional

Paid download | Site Security | Akeeba Ltd
3 4 Alpha
Score:
100
148 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: - Security tightening .htaccess (Apache), nginx.conf (NginX) and web.config (IIS) file generator with a simple yet powerful user interface - 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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Akeeba LoginGuard

Akeeba LoginGuard

Free | Access & Security | Akeeba Ltd
3
Score:
93
1 review
A real Two Step Verification system for Joomla! Security experts agree that the first step to securing your site against unauthorized access is using a second step during the login process. Joomla 3.2 and later offer Two Factor Authentication which requires you to enter a security code along with your password to log into your site. However, Two Factor Authentication is susceptible to spoofing attacks. Moreover it does not let you use any second factor which is not a text code known to you before you login. The solution to that is Two Step Verification. You login with just your username and password. However, at this point, you have a "captive login" and you cannot use the site unless you provide your second authentication factor. This could be a text code generated by Google Authenticator like what Joomla already allows, or something impossible to use with core Joomla such as a text code sent to you by SMS or push notification or even a secure hardware token following the FIDO U2F (Universal Second Factor) standard. After providing and validating the second factor your login becomes full features and you can use the site. This is very much like what Google does when you try to login to GMail; or what happens when you log into GitHub; or how Apple handles login to iCloud. Akeeba LoginGuard currently supports the following second factors: * Authenticator App (Google Authenticator, Authy, 1Password etc) * YubiKey * U2F (any USB or NFC token following the U2F protocol will do, including the cheap Amazon ones) * Pushbullet (only with a paid PushBullet account) * SMS Text Message (you need a paid subscription to the supported SMS service; read the documentation) * Email * Fixed Code (ONLY FOR DEMONSTRATION - this is the same as using a password; don't use on production sites) This extension is brought to you by the same people who wrote Joomla's Two Factor Authentication feature.
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Akeeba SocialLogin

Akeeba SocialLogin

Free | Site Access | Akeeba Ltd
3 4 Alpha
Score:
0
0 reviews
Allow your users to log in with their social media profile (Facebook, Twitter etc) Creating an account at a Joomla site is a rather strenuous process. You have to fill in a form, wait for an email to come, click on a link which doesn't work on mobile devices, figure out how to copy it to your browser and only then can you log in. Logging in is also problematic: you need to remember the username and password you had used to register the account. If not, you have to go not one but two convoluted processes to be reminded of your username and reset your password. Either of these processes is required every time you want a visitor to interact with your site in a more permanent manner, be it leaving a comment to an article or purchasing something from you. How many engagements and sales have you lost to that outdated process? How many people have given up on your site because they can't handle Yet Another Login? If only there was a better way... Well, now that you said it, there is. Most people use a social network such as Facebook, Twitter, LInkedIn, GitHub etc. All of these networks allow their members to use their profiles to log in on third party sites. This what SocialLogin brings to your site: allow your visitors to log in and (optionally) register a user account on your site by using their social media accounts. SocialLogin supports logging in with the following services: * Facebook * Twitter * Google * GitHub More services will be added in due time. The best thing about this software? It's free, it's tiny, it's fast and it's written by web site security professionals!
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Akeeba Backup

Version:
6.0.1
Developer:
Akeeba Ltd
Last updated:
Mar 06 2018
Date added:
Jun 05 2007
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
Includes:
Compatibility:
3 4 Alpha
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