It is essential that you make a back-up of your Joomla or Wordpress site. Things can go wrong at any time and for many reasons. Having a back-up can mean the difference between your website being down for hours rather than days. Do you fancy re-building all these blog posts? or re-entering all those products?
No I didn't think so. But I am glad to say that the answer is simple and FREE!.
Akeeba Backup is an essential install for every Joomla web site I have built. Also available for Wordpress and very simple to use.
This module has been around for about 8 years and been downloaded over 8 million times. Tried and tested I would say.
The video below will step through the installation and a basic back-up in Joomla.
You can break it down into a 3 simple steps.
- Install Akeeba Backup
- Backup with Akeeba
- Download the Backup
Now with your back-up file downloaded to your computer, it's now possible to migrate your site to a different server or keep it safe just incase that nightmare situation happens.