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Introduction

Remote CLI is a powerful command-line script which allows you to automate your backups (including download backup archives) with Akeeba Backup for Joomla! or WordPress; or Akeeba Solo. It is designed for power users and system administrators who want to automate these backup-related tasks. It uses our remote JSON API, which means that you can install the script on one machine (even your own PC!) and control any number of sites, across different hosts, remotely.

The script is shipped as a PHAR file. This is an executable PHP package which can be used with PHP 5.4.0 or later (PHP 7.0 or 7.1 recommended). The script is available for download free of charge from our site.