Akeeba Admin Tools 5.9.0 Bug Fix Release
Admin Tools v5.9.0 is a Bug Fix Release which also introduces two new features.
Akeeba Admin Tools is our preferred Web Application Firewall.
Heads up: the developer reports this latest version of Akeeba Backup is only recommended for use with websites using Joomla! 3.9 or later and PHP 7.1 or later.
The developer explains why support for older versions of Joomla! and PHP is no longer provided in their release notes. The reasons include preparation for the expected launch of Joomla! 4.
Changes made: see comprehensive Release Notes for more details.
Web Application Firewalls
No Joomla! website should be without a Web Application Firewall or WAF, especially if hosted in a shared server environment.
The WAF adds another line of defense between your website and the server firewall maintained by your hosting provider.
Find out more about WAFs in our Joomla! User Guide.
Back up before updating any 3rd party Joomla! extension
Any update can break your website.
Perform a FULL backup of your website (database and files) before installing any update.