Having your Joomla site running fine is great, but as with any data it is important to have backups. The same applies to Joomla based web sites.

Your host should have a backup option in place, maybe 14 days of archived daily backups. However this is often inadequate and your should have an additional backup option.

Akeeba provide an excellent alternative including a free version.

The following should be considered with any backup solution.

  • Automate backups regularly to off site storage.
  • Run manual backup prior to a site change for example 3rd party addon or upgrade
  • Run backup once again once site changes have been made
  • Manual backups to be copied off site

Security Risk?

If your current Joomla install is version 1.5.26 or below - it is out of date and it's security is at risk - YOU SHOULD NOT use it as part of your business tools.

Joomla have now also stopped support for 2.5.X series and hence it's time to upgrade your site if you are running this stream of software on your web site.

If you have a series 3.X version of Joomla running your site, you must ensure it is updated to Joomla 3.9.28 at a minimum as lower levels of Joomla 3.X have a security risks.

Current version of Joomla 3.9.28 / 3.10.2 or 4.0.3

Note: Joomla 3.10 and 4.x were released 17/8/2021 - however these required careful analysis of your web site before upgrading.
3.10.2 - being a stepping stone to Joomla series 4.
Joomla 3.X will be support until September 2023.

Joomla 4 is recommended for new sites where posssible.

As these are a migration not just a straight upgrade.

Contact Us about upgrading.

Google it

Want to add any of the following google services to your Joomla Site?

Google Adwords
Google Analytics
Google Search console
Google URL submission
Google Recapctha

Contact Us as we can help.


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