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.

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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.

Functionality

Works very well, I go to bed and sleep like a baby knowing I am not going to lose everything

Ease of use

easy simple

Support

Never needed it, too simple to use

Documentation

They even have videos for guys like me that don't ask for directions

I used this to: A car accessories website

A valuable tool


Posted on 03 August 2017
Functionality

Works without issues.

Ease of use

Easy.

Support
Documentation

Functionality

Smooth & stable

Ease of use

Very user-friendly

Support

Great

Documentation

Excellent

I used this to: 100% of the Joomla sites that I have

A must to have.


Posted on 24 July 2017
Functionality

Excellent

Ease of use

Easy to use. Very nice user interface.

Documentation

Very detailed. It seems to cover almost everything that I might run into in the future.


Functionality

Easy backup for Joomla

Ease of use

Easy

Documentation

Good

I used this to: Backup, Restore and Transfer my Joomla sites

Great!


Posted on 29 May 2017
Functionality

very good

Ease of use

Very very easy!

Documentation

good


Functionality

Really food product. I use it on all my Joomla websites. I love the "one-click backup" button, just a click and that's it!

Ease of use

You have the automatic configuration wizard, so very easy.

Support

Great

Documentation

In docs all is well explained. I don't think a lot of docs is needed especially for default options.

I used this to: I use this extension to backup my website, and I use it on all my Joomlas. Is perfect and it's also free. Thanks to the developer.

Excellent


Posted on 29 April 2017
Functionality

the Backup I will never miss. works always, updates always available

Ease of use

very easy, only install

Support

very good

Documentation

good

I used this to: all my websites, runs with cron jobs. before I update a site, first a Akeeba backup. Works perfectly. restore a whole sites within minutes.

Work like it should


Posted on 20 April 2017
Functionality

Like I would imagine for so prominent extension

Ease of use

Easy enough even for someone like me, " not web developer, just a joomla user"

Support

Didn't need, which is the best support possible.

Documentation

Well documented, vith video tutorials

I used this to: Joomla website
Admin Tools

Admin Tools

Free | Site Security | Akeeba Ltd
3
Score:
100
192 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
Score:
100
143 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 Backup

Version:
5.5.1
Developer:
Akeeba Ltd
Last updated:
Aug 07 2017
Date added:
Jun 05 2007
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
Includes:
Compatibility:
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