Akeeba Kickstart 5.x User's Guide

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos


Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the appendix entitled "The GNU Free Documentation License".

October 2017


This book covers the use of the Akeeba Kickstart web-based archive extraction software. It includes reference for its interface, as well as instructions for automating its operation.

 #31425: Kickstart unpacking is extremely slow

Latest post by PTWD on Wednesday, 05 June 2019 07:32 CDT Created on Tuesday, 04 June 2019 14:48 CDT by PTWD

 #31340: Internal error after restore again - follow up on ticket #31311

Latest post by sripoll on Thursday, 16 May 2019 08:02 CDT Created on Sunday, 12 May 2019 00:04 CDT by sripoll

 #31342: Does it make sense to use Kickstart to clean up a site?

Latest post by paurray on Monday, 13 May 2019 06:33 CDT Created on Monday, 13 May 2019 04:36 CDT by paurray

 #31175: Renaming of WP Database entries on restoration to new URL

Latest post by tampe125 on Thursday, 11 April 2019 08:21 CDT Created on Sunday, 31 March 2019 11:00 CDT by sneadm

 #31200: Kickstart Restore FTP username password incorrect

Latest post by bluetongue1 on Thursday, 04 April 2019 20:11 CDT Created on Thursday, 04 April 2019 19:51 CDT by bluetongue1

 #31176: Kickstart on Akeeba website comment 'For Joomla'

Latest post by nicholas on Monday, 01 April 2019 01:28 CDT Created on Sunday, 31 March 2019 18:23 CDT by webcoast

 #30878: 404 Error during Install of Kickstart process

Latest post by kkoger on Sunday, 24 March 2019 18:17 CDT Created on Monday, 04 February 2019 13:46 CST by kkoger

 #30930: Specified key was too long - error

Latest post by webdevtim on Sunday, 17 March 2019 18:17 CDT Created on Wednesday, 13 February 2019 23:58 CST by webdevtim

 #30914: error: 0 syntax error, unexpected '?>', expecting function (T_FUNCTION) or const (T_CONST)

Latest post by adi@adiheutschi.ch on Thursday, 14 March 2019 18:17 CDT Created on Tuesday, 12 February 2019 06:20 CST by adi@adiheutschi.ch

 #30898: Database server error reply: ErrNo #1071

Latest post by myherojourney on Wednesday, 13 March 2019 18:17 CDT Created on Thursday, 07 February 2019 15:24 CST by myherojourney

 #31035: extraction space in name

Latest post by toffffe on Thursday, 07 March 2019 10:21 CST Created on Wednesday, 06 March 2019 08:38 CST by toffffe

 #31020: Kickstart appears to stop while extracting

Latest post by kemble on Monday, 04 March 2019 09:32 CST Created on Sunday, 03 March 2019 07:36 CST by kemble

 #31024: wrong base url after kickstart restore to another domain

Latest post by mf@cm-audio.net on Monday, 04 March 2019 08:44 CST Created on Monday, 04 March 2019 06:46 CST by mf@cm-audio.net

 #30864: Pre-migration: Development environments & SEF URLs

Latest post by webcoast on Saturday, 02 March 2019 17:17 CST Created on Wednesday, 30 January 2019 20:26 CST by webcoast

 #31004: Error while trying to install database

Latest post by Delemo on Thursday, 28 February 2019 05:37 CST Created on Wednesday, 27 February 2019 11:10 CST by Delemo

 #30833: Restore from component backend

Latest post by myhpl501 on Sunday, 24 February 2019 17:17 CST Created on Wednesday, 23 January 2019 16:15 CST by myhpl501

 #30812: Site in localhost not open, only in https

Latest post by carosouza on Saturday, 23 February 2019 17:17 CST Created on Sunday, 20 January 2019 12:12 CST by carosouza

 #30818: Updated version of kickstar?

Latest post by jtalbot on Thursday, 21 February 2019 17:17 CST Created on Monday, 21 January 2019 14:35 CST by jtalbot

 #30967: Old Backup Restore

Latest post by tampe125 on Tuesday, 19 February 2019 09:33 CST Created on Tuesday, 19 February 2019 07:55 CST by propolis

 #30775: Restored subdomain site redirects to main site

Latest post by MJ-ITDept on Friday, 15 February 2019 17:17 CST Created on Friday, 11 January 2019 12:26 CST by MJ-ITDept

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