Support for custom Amazon S3 regions. You can now enter custom Amazon S3 region names when using the v4 signature method. This lets you do two things. First, you can use new regions added by Amazon before we can add a hardcoded region name in the interface. Second, you can use third party storage services which offer an Amazon S3 compatible API using v4 signatures (instead of v2 signatures).
Bug fixes and minor improvements. Please take a look at the CHANGELOG below.
Do not use Akeeba Backup 8 to take backups of Joomla 4 sites. Akeeba Backup 8 is minimally compatible with Joomla 4, as in: it won't break your site when you upgrade from Joomla 3.10 to Joomla 4. The minimal compatibility is there only for the purpose of facilitating the upgrade process from 3.10 to 4.x. You cannot even install Akeeba Backup 8 on Joomla 4.1 and later — this is deliberate, there's no need for you to do that. Once you install Joomla 4 you MUST install Akeeba Backup 9 and complete the migration process to it, then uninstall Akeeba Backup 8 per the messages which will be displayed on Akeeba Backup's Control Panel page. Please note that we do not provide any support for taking or restoring backups of Joomla 4 sites with Akeeba Backup 8 after February 17th, 2022.
Please consult our Compatibility page. It explains our version support policy and lists which versions of our software are compatible with which versions of Joomla and PHP.