Why Akeeba Backup (JoomlaPack) will save you hours

Akeeba Backup is probably the most commonly installed Joomla extension around. It works great and saves you hours and lots of headaches when backing up files. Here is how it works.

Steven Johnson
by | Posted: November 12, 2009 | Updated: June 11, 2013

Formally known as JoomlaPack, Akeeba Backup is a component that automatically backs up a Joomla site. This component works by making a backup of Joomla that can be restored to any server.

History of JoomlaPack (Now Akeeba Backup)

Started in 2006 as JoomlaPack, Akeeba Backup has been downloaded over 3 million times and has made its way to being one of the most downloaded Joomla extensions. It is native to Joomla 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, and will support future releases. Akeeba Backup is also an Editor's Pick in the Joomla Extensions Library.

"It (Akeeba Backup) creates a backup archive which contains all the files, a database snapshot and a restoration script" - https://www.akeebabackup.com

How Akeeba Backup Saves You Time and Headache

  • One Click Backups
    It only takes one click to start a backup which makes it really easy.
  • Multiple File Archives
    Integrated JPA and Zip archiving support for efficient transfer and backup.
  • Granular Control
    Provides control over directory, files and more in a simple to use interface.
  • Direct Transfer
    This feature allows you to duplicate an existing site to another server.
  • Automation made easy
    Uses CRON jobs to backup your site automatically.
  • Backup Everywhere
    Backup using mobile devices and from anywhere that you can connect to the internet.


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Steven Johnson

Steven is a Joomla web developer and worked with Joomla since the Mambo days. He has built websites for startup businesses all the way to for Fortune 500 companies. A graduate of Georgia Tech in Chemical Engineering, he now happily spends his time building websites and reviewing all types of technology.