Akeeba Backup for Joomla! comes in two different editions, the free of charge Akeeba Backup Core and the subscription-only Akeeba Backup Professional. Each edition is designed to cover different needs, based on your experience level with Joomla! and your exact needs for using Akeeba Backup.

Akeeba Backup Core is our free of charge edition. You can download it without registering on our site. It contains the necessary features for a complete backup, restoration and site move solution for your Joomla!-powered websites. While it includes all the essential features, it is missing some of the most advanced ones which are appealing to power users and web professionals. We recommend the Core edition for first-time users, ordinary webmasters and those who want to evaluate the software on their server.

Akeeba Backup Professional is the subscription-only edition. You need to purchase a suitable subscription to download it. It has all the extra features which come in handy for truly automated and secure backups, non-standard site setups and advanced uses. We recommend it for power users and web professionals.

To help you decide if you should go Professional we have compiled the following table which puts the features of the two versions side-by-side.

Feature Core Professional
Backup your entire site and its database with a single click
Restoration script included in the backup archive
We are the only solution provider to offer self-contained backup archives
User interface translations into many languages
(optional download)
Automatically fine-tune the configuration to suit your preferences and server setup
Configuration encrypted with strong 128-bit AES cryptography
ACL: fine-grained permissions, controlling which Akeeba Backup features each user can access
Generate standard ZIP or custom JPA format backup archive files, including split ZIP/JPA
Direct server-to-server transfer of your site over FTP/FTPS (DirectFTP)
Direct server-to-server transfer of your site over SFTP (DirectSFTP)
AES-128 encrypted archives (JPS format)
Optimized database dump (Extended INSERTs)
Front-end backup feature allowing scheduled (CRON) backups and backup using PDA / Cell Phone
Front-end CRON functionality requires third party software (e.g. curl) and web access
Efficient native command-line PHP scripts for use in CRON scheduling
Multiple backup profiles
Backup only your site's database or only your files
Incremental files only backup
Administer your backup files (download, delete)
Import arbitrary archive files
Restore your backup files from within the component
(full site backup archives only)
Exclude arbitrary directories, files or directory contents
(individual item selection)
Exclude database tables or table contents only
(individual item selection)
Regular expressions (PCRE) file, directory and database filters
Option to exclude non-Joomla! database tables
manual, slow

automated, fast
Include extra MySQL databases in the backup set
Include off-site directories in the backup set
Send backup archives to yourself by email
Cloud Backup Send backup archives to any FTP, FTPS and SFTP server
Cloud Backup Store backup archives on Amazon S3 and restore from archives stored there
Cloud Backup Store backup archives on commercial cloud storage providers
includes DropBox,, Google Storage, iDriveSync, SugarSync, RackSpace CloudFiles, Microsoft Windows Azure BLOB Storage and any WebDAV server (allowing you to use another 40+ cloud storage services)
Fine-grained quota management, even for remote files


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