admintools joomlaHere is another highly recommended extension for your Joomla!® powered website.

As you develop and administer your website you will most likely find that you need that bit more in order to make your life easier.

security 326154 640 resized copyAdmin Tools does what it says.

Administrative tools inside one package that will help you to administer your website.

Administering your website is probably quite a broad, far reaching statement, so lets narrow down a bit what Admin Tools can do for you.

Maintain - you can optimise your database(s).

Protect - the web application firewall (WAF) can help to protect against the vast majority of common website attacks.

Secure - you can change your database table prefix to a random prefix, randomise your super user id, and fine tune file permissions.

Here you can read an Akeeba Admin Tools Overview.

There are two versions of Akeeba AdminTools available:

  • Core version - free of charge
  • Professional - for a fee

UsingJoomla.com suggests trying the Core version first to give you a feel of what the package is capable of.

The Admin Tools Core version does not contain all of the features that are contained within the Akeeba Admin Tools Professional (Pro) version - you might like to see a comparison table:

J3The table* below compares the Akeeba Admin Tools Core version versus Akeeba Admin Tools Professional (Pro) features Akeeba Admin Tools version 6.1.8 - the latest version available as at 9th January 2023 for Joomla 3.10.x

J4Please be aware that with the release of Joomla 4 - different releases of Akeeba Admin Tools are available for Joomla 4 - for Joomla 4.1.x the latest release of Akeeba Admin Tools is version 7.2.1 released on 9th January 2023.

This comparison table will be updated according to feature changes in newer releases of the software.

The table below does not compare all features - if the feature you might be looking for is not listed here - please visit the Akeeba Backup website.

While We endeavour to be accurate

 If there is any doubt about features, the final point of reference should be made directly to the

 Linking SmallAkeeba Admin Tools product page

*Credit and thank you to Akeeba Limited for allowing the use of a Feature Comparison Table

Akeeba Admin Tools    
Features Core
(Free)
Pro
(Paid)

Emergency Off-line Switch

Yes Yes

Customise permissions

Yes Yes

Administrator Directory Protection with Username / Password

Yes Yes

Change folder and file permissions

Yes Yes

One click temporary files cleaning

Yes Yes

Change database collation

Yes Yes

Repair / Optimise database tables

Yes Yes

Single click purge / optimise sessions table

Yes Yes
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Akeeba Admin Tools    
Features Core
(Free)
Pro
(Paid)

On-the-fly link rewrite

Yes Yes

URL Redirection

No Yes

Scheduled cleanup

No Yes

PHP file scanner

No Yes

Disable directory listings

No Yes

Protect against common file injection attacks

No Yes

Disable PHP Easter Eggs

No Yes

Block access to security-sensitive files

No Yes
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Akeeba Admin Tools    
Features Core
(Free)
Pro
(Paid)

Block direct access to PHP files

No Yes

Force index.php parsing before index.html

No Yes

Optimise expiration time

No Yes

Compress static resources

No Yes

Redirect index.php to site root

No Yes

Redirect www / non-www

No Yes

Force HTTPS for specific URLs

No Yes

Force HSTS header

No Yes
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Akeeba Admin Tools    
Features Core
(Free)
Pro
(Paid)

Full logging of security exceptions

No Yes

Email notifications of security exceptions

No Yes

IP blacklisting

No Yes

Administrator IP white-listing

No Yes

Administrator URL secret parameter

No Yes

Change administrator login URL

No Yes

Email notification of Administrator area logins

No Yes

Forbid front-end super-user login

No Yes
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Akeeba Admin Tools    
Features Core
(Free)
Pro
(Paid)

Monitor or forbid front-end super-user creation

No Yes

Monitor or forbid extension or Joomla configuration

No Yes

SQLi shield protection

No Yes

Cross site scripting block

No Yes

Malicious user agent blocking

No Yes

Remote File inclusion block

No Yes

Direct file inclusion block

No Yes

Uploads scanner

No Yes
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Akeeba Admin Tools    
Features Core
(Free)
Pro
(Paid)

Anti-spam filtering

No Yes

Hide / customise generator meta tag

No Yes

Block access to Joomla extensions installer

No Yes

Disable editing back-end user properties

No Yes

X-Content-Encoded-By HTTP Header content

for GZip compression customisation

No Yes

X-Powered-By HTTP header override

No Yes

Block tmpl=foo system template switch

No Yes

Block template=foo site template switch

No Yes
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Akeeba Admin Tools    
Features Core
(Free)
Pro
(Paid)

Project Honeypot HTTP:BL integration

No Yes

Auto ban IPs

No Yes

Customised exceptions

No Yes
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This article is not so much about how to use Admin Tools but to draw your attention to its existence - UsingJoomla.com recommends that you refer to the very thorough Admin Tools user's guide.

If you find that something needs to be clarified you might want to visit the Akeeba Support Forum to find an answer to your question.

If you have a question before subscribing to the Professional version (pre-sales question) you should send a pre-sales question using the Akeeba Contact Us page.


Tip

There are a number of security packages available

General advice is not to install more than one such package

As with your PC or laptop - multiple security packages can give rise to conflicts

The Administration and Security package promoted here is highly recommended by UsingJoomla.com


Summary:

linkAkeeba Admin Tools Overview

linkAdmin Tools user's guide

linkAkeeba Support Forum

linkAkeeba Contact Us page

(Pre-sales questions can be asked via the Akeeba Contact Us form).


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