Important security upgrade!

All users are required to upgrade to the latest XCloner version, we have added several security and bug fixes!

It has come to our attention that there are several vulnerabilities in the standalone cron and restore script, upgrading to the latest version will fix those issue.

As always, if you move the restore script to a folder outside XCloner for restore, once you are finished, as indicated also on the restore page, please delete the XCloner.php file.

Please visit our Downloads area or our Free forums if you have questions!

Creating a Joomla backup under 4 Minutes!

Creating a Joomla backup has never been easier, from plugin download to backup under 4 minutes.
An official Thank you to our youtube video contributor wwwbeledk.

New Release XCloner V3.0.1

We are proud to announce the release and immediate download availability of XCloner V3.0.1.
Some of the main changes and addons:

  • Incremental database backup, to solve the large databases timeout issues
  • Improved incremental file system scanning
  • Backup limit splitter, for systems where archives larger than a certain size can't be created, XCloner will split the backup archive into smaller parts
  • Ability to exclude files larger than a certain file size
  • JQuery UI Start interface
  • Improved incremental restore process to fix files extraction timeout issues
  • Ability to add backup comments

Please note, the current status is Beta, so we do not recommend it to be used on production sites just yet as we need to do further testing.

We would however appreciate any feedback input as always.

New release XCloner V2.2.1

We are proud to announce the release of XCloner major version 2.2.

This version brings some new options to the Generate Backup process interface, including an ajax JSON engine and an incremental file scanning system.
From our tests, the new AJAX Generate backup system is much faster than the similar normal incremental mode, and it will also help with directory scanning timeouts on large filesystems.

The new AJAX system requires however PHP version to be at least 5.2.0 with JSON enabled. If XCloner determines the PHP version as being incompatible, it will default it's backup process to the normal incremental mode.

To report bugs or request new features, please use the XCloner Free Forums.

Announcing Joomla 1.6 and XCloner compatibility

Joomla community has announced the release of the major Joomla 1.6 version, and we are happy to announce XCloner is fully compatible with this version also.

You can download the latest XCloner version from our Joomla Downloads area.

One small note, we noticed the Joomla core does not include anymore the administrator/backups directory, so before using XCloner, this folder needs to be created and made writeable.

Congratulations to the Joomla 1.6 team for this great update.

Zen Cart backup and restore tutorial

For those of you looking to backup a Zen Cart installation with XCloner, this forum post will help:

this is one of the many example the XCloner Standalone version can be used to backup and restore.

Thank you Paul for your detailed description, hopefully more users will get advantage of your post.

How to preview your website transfer before switching DNS?

We all know, the best practice to test a website transfer is to actually preview the site on the new host, this way you can see if all functionality is normal.

While a temporary url can be used, like the ones provided by Cpanel, Plesk, or a dedicated ip address, previewing the site from the actual domain name is even better.

Here is a quick and dirty trick to preview the website from a new hosting account, without actually changing the name servers: Read more →

How to further secure directories on your site?

A quick way of securing directories that you don't need for direct access is by placing a .htaccess file with this code in it:

Order Deny, Allow
Deny from All

The administrator/backups folder is one of the folders you can use to secure with the above code, since you can use a ftp client to download the backups from it. Read more →

Why we made XCloner standalone and how we integrate it with Joomla/WordPress?

A lot of people asked me why XCloner requires an extra login when using it from inside the Joomla/Wordpress backend, when it runs as an extension.

The answer is pretty simple, we always think ahead in terms of security! Imagine if XCloner was dependable on your Joomla/Wordpress site and at some point the site gets hacked or becomes inaccessible, then your third-party extensions will also fail and you wouldn't be able to create any backups or use some of it's restore functions. Read more →

How to backup and move an OSCommerce site?

By using the standalone version of XCloner, you can backup and restore your full OSCommerce Online Merchant website to any supported hosting account. Read more →

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