Akeeba Kickstart

Akeeba Kickstart

version 5.5.0 Stable

Released on: Tuesday, 04 September 2018 04:02

Release Notes

Release highlights

Support for JPS format v2.0. Akeeba Backup for Joomla! 5.3 as well as Akeeba Backup for WordPress and Akeeba Solo 2.1 and later versions use a newer version of the JPS encrypted archive format. Please use Kickstart 5.3.1 or later to extract these backup archives. Note: Kickstart 5.3.1 fixes some issues with JPS extraction which were present in Kickstart 5.3.0.

Option to restore file permissions. If you are restoring a JPA or JPS backup archive on a Linux, macOS, *BSD or other UNIX-based operating system you can now restore the file permissions. WARNING! DANGER! This is a BAD IDEA if your original site had mixed ownership of files. Furthermore please note that Windows DOES NOT have a concept of file permissions, therefore this feature will do NOTHING AT ALL on Windows. Kindly remember that this is how Windows works and there is nothing we can do about it (we are not Microsoft). Thank you.

Importing large files from a URL now actually works. There was a bug with importing large files from a URL which caused the download to restart repeatedly and ultimately fail.

The Stealth mode .htaccess didn't work as expected. Fixed thanks to the bug report by invader_11.

PHP 5.3.04+ is required

Akeeba Kickstart requires PHP 5.3.04+, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0 or 7.1. It won't run on hosts running PHP 5.3.03 (usually written as 5.3.3) or earlier, including PHP 5.2, 5.1, 5.0 and all 4.x versions.


Bug fixes

  • [MEDIUM] Time settings were not taken into account

Miscellaneous changes

  • Added a Start button near the archive selection since most users don't need to set up Kicksart's FTP or Hybrid file writer
  • Fine tuning settings are visible by default and come with visible help text
  • restore.php: hardening against left over restoration.php files
  • restore.php: protect against insane 3PDs enabling direct unauthenticated access to remote.php

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