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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A Must Have


Posted on 28 March 2017
Functionality

I use tons of CMSs (like WordPress and Drupal) and none of them have such an extension. It just works! Perfect for backups and restorations.

Ease of use

Not easy in the beginning, need to follow one or two tutorials and make some tests, but once you get the idea it's very easy and practical.

Documentation

Lot's of tutorials and examples in the internet. You can grasp it pretty fast.

I used this to: Migrations in each and every Joomla site i build.

Functionality

Very good, does what it said very well

Ease of use

Simple and easy to use, love the configuration wizard

Support

Good

Documentation

Good

I used this to: backup all of our Joomla site each time we upgrade extension or upgrade joomla

Best backup tool


Posted on 20 March 2017
Functionality

Run fast and stable on my site.

Ease of use

The wizard helps set up all things and a few clicks can just do the job.

Support
Documentation
I used this to: Full backup and moving site between the live server and localhost.

Great


Posted on 12 February 2017
Functionality

I have been using Akeeba and Kickstart for years already with Joomla and now also for Wordpress.

Ease of use

Backup & restore takes < 10 min and works usually without any problems. If any, they are in the hosting and are explained in FAQ.

Support
Documentation
I used this to: Every site I make.

Functionality

Does exactly what it says it will, and does it well. Updates and versioning is regular and timely.

Ease of use

Very easy to use straight from install, additional features are straightforward.

Support

Solid and responsive.

Documentation

As good as any I've seen.

I used this to: All of my Joomla websites - I wouldn't go live without it.

Extremely good


Posted on 17 January 2017
Functionality

Indispensable for every site.

Ease of use

Good (don't read everything Nicolas is writing - it's too much). ;-)

Support

Good

Documentation

Exhausting

I used this to: Every site I make.

Just Perfect


Posted on 21 December 2016
Functionality

great

Ease of use

easiest one I've ever used

Support
Documentation
I used this to: It is so easy to backup your entire site by using this wonderful extension.

Functionality

Very easy

Ease of use

Ease of use


Great extension


Posted on 02 December 2016
Functionality

Has all important functions.

Ease of use

Simple, mostly intuitive.

Support

Top! Fast and friendly.

Documentation

Great. Just the search function could be better. I'm missing categorizing there to narrow search results.

I used this to: A private website.

Functionality

Very powerful and complete.

Ease of use

Pretty easy to use.

Support

Support is fantastic!!! They are simply great!!!

Documentation

Excellent, very easy to access and understand.

Admin Tools

Admin Tools

Free | Site Security | Akeeba Ltd
3
Score:
99
188 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:
99
138 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:
5.2.5
Developer:
Akeeba Ltd
Last updated:
Dec 12 2016
Date added:
Jun 05 2007
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
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Compatibility:
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Uses Joomla! Update System

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