Joomla is a very popular content management system (CMS) that allows you to easily keep track of all the content on your website. Joomla is very easy to use and install, but you first need to find a Joomla web host, and a server, that supports it.
Joomla is used by people all over the world including huge corporate sites, online magazines and other publications, e-commerce sites, government sites, small business websites, and even personal blogs and websites. Not only does Joomla allow you to easily find and keep track of all the text, documents, images, video, and audio on your site; it also allows you to create a dynamic website that looks great and that will bring in more visitors.
Along with media and file management, Joomla also allows you to manage and find any banners that are being used on your site; and it will also manage any contacts you have as well, allowing you to easily find numbers and email addresses when you need them. In addition Joomla can also place a ton of features on your site that will attract more visitors, and that will make it easier for them to use your website. A search function will allow people to simply type in a keyword and find the content they’re looking for; and a poll function will allow you to present data in an easy to understand, and aesthetically-pleasing manner.
Not only is Joomla easy to install and set up, but it’s also extremely easy to use. Because Joomla is free and open source software, millions of people all over the world use it. This means that should you run into any problems when using it, you can easily find the solution by doing a simple search online. Many forums, blogs, and websites are dedicated to providing Joomla guides, tutorials, and answers to the most common problems and questions. Even if you’re new to Joomla these resources, as well as your own web host, can be a great help.
Well with all that popularity and all that numbers of websites using Joomla as their CMS there have to be some security vulnerabilities involved as well. A lot of files get infected on the web everyday and a lot of hackers out there are trying to hack people’s websites so that they can use it for their own purposes. Google webmasters is a great tool to check your Joomla website if it was hacked or not. If your website got hacked, don’ despair, it is not the end of world. There are a lot of reputable hacked Joomla website clean up services online.
You do of course, have to find a web host that supports Joomla. This won’t be difficult, as many web hosts are aware of how popular the software is, and want to provide it to their customers. You do however, still have to know what to look for.
That would either be a shared web host that already has Joomla installed on their shared servers; or a dedicated or VPS web host that will allow you to install Joomla on your own server (or virtual server.) If you’re using a shared server that doesn’t already have Joomla installed on it, you may not be able to install the program yourself; as this would affect every other website on that server. If however, you’re using a VPS or dedicated server, you’ll only need to ensure that your dedicated or VPS web host supports it. As most do, choosing this type of web hosting may be best if you’re interested in Joomla web hosting.