Akeeba Backup Instructions
Before you install any extension or component into your joomla website you should create a backup. This is a restore point just in case anything goes wrong. Anything could be a crappy internet connection that drops out and screws up the upload or perhaps you install a program that isn’t compatible with your system. There are a myriad of potential pitfalls so let’s just assume you are moving ahead incorporating best practises and making a backup before you install anything.
Akeeba can also be used as a mechanism to backup your website just to be safe. Even if your host is performing backups for you, it’s always nice to know that you’ve got a local backup stored offsite just in case.
So, let’s get started.
First, the simple backup tool we like to use at Website To Go is Akeeba. This is a joomla component that is free to install and use and the interface is simple and the restore process is very straight forward.
Instructions on how to restore a website from an Akeeba backup