They both perform the same task of backing up a website ( or just files essentially ). Are there any important considerations that would suggest it is better to use the Akeeba Backup extension or just the Akeeba Kickstart? The respective product information pages show they would both do, at a high level, the same thing.
I just intend to zip the website ( and database ) to file so that I can keep a copy. If either of these utilities would do then that would be the answer. Looks like they have different features like Backup supports cloud backup. At the core are they still the same? I have seen both recommended here.
Primarily I'm not seeking opinions but facts that might drive the decision one way or the other.