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Akeeba Kickstart

Akeeba Kickstart

version 7.1.0 Stable

Released on: Tuesday, 28 September 2021 04:17

Release Notes

Release highlights

Better OPcache handling. In the past we would try to reset the OPcache for the entire server at the end of the extraction. While this works, it works a bit too well. On servers hosting multiple sites it will reset the OPcache for all sites, causing a performance impact on the server. In this version we are invalidating each .php file as we are deleting, overwriting or creating it. This is a more gentle but equally effective method which limits the performance impact to the just–restored cache (until the OPcache caches the core and third party extension / plugin files after a few requests).

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Bug fixes and minor improvements. Please check the changelog below.

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PHP 5.6 or later is required

We only officially support using our software with PHP 5.6 or later. For more information please check the Compatibility Information page on our site.

Kindly note that while Kickstart (the archive extraction script) and ANGIE (the database restoration and site reconfiguration script) currently support End of Life PHP versions this does NOT mean that your restored site will run on these PHP versions. After the restoration is complete please make sure that your site is running on a PHP version supported by all software running on your site.

Further to that, please note that we only test our software with currently maintained PHP versions. We do not have reliable cross–platform access to End of Life PHP versions to test with.

We strongly advise you to run either of the two latest available version branches of PHP on a branch currently maintained by the PHP project for security and performance reasons. Older versions of PHP have known major security issues which are being actively exploited to hack sites and they have stopped receiving security updates, leaving you exposed to these issues. Moreover, they are slower, therefore consuming more server resources to perform the same tasks.

Changelog

New features

  • Better OPcache handling

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