Chapter 1. Introduction

Introducing Akeeba Solo

Akeeba Solo is a complete site backup solution for PHP-powered websites. It has specific functionality to let it seamlessly back up WordPress™ 3.x and later, as well as Joomla!™ 2.5 and later. It can also backup and restore any off-the-shelf or bespoke PHP-powered application which (optionally) uses a MySQL database. Based on the strong legacy of Akeeba Backup for Joomla! it delivers an easy to use, yet powerful, solution to backing up, restoring and moving your applications between servers of the same or different architecture.

Its mission is simple: backup your entire site - including all files and database contents - inside a standalone archive. You can then restore your entire site from the contents of this archive, without the need of installing and configuring your web application prior to the restoration.

If you want absolute power and flexibility, Akeeba Solo is right for you, too! It puts you in charge of fine-tuning your backup, choosing which directories, files or database tables to exclude. It can even allow you to backup off-site content, as long as you specify which off-site directories and databases you want to add.