What can I expect from Joomla?
Joomla is well known for creating social networks, as you can get yours up and running extremely quickly and easily. Social media can be a really powerful tool for websites as you can have an open discussion and interaction about your content. This is great for SEO and creating an online atmosphere in general, having people talking to and with you is highly desirable and can be accomplished quickly and easily with Joomla.
Joomla is considered the middle ground between WordPress and Drupal as it has the ease of use that WordPress gives you and is as powerful as Drupal. Most people can run a Joomla website without knowledge of any coding language or significant technical help. One of their specialties is e-commerce sites, although it is possible to build them on rival platforms like WordPress and Drupal, but it is much faster and easier to sell from a website built with Joomla. It seems Joomla has noticed this in its user base and as a result provides a lot of support for eCommerce websites.
Websites built with Joomla are responsive, which means that the layout changes based on the size of the screen. This is great for websites in general, as Google vastly prefers sites that are “mobile ready”, which is fair since most Google searches are done from mobile devices. If a website is not mobile-friendly, it has disastrous effects on SEO (for both desktop and mobile results) and user experience.
Joomla is less suitable for beginners than WordPress, you will need some experience building and managing a website to familiarize yourself with the framework.
Do you want something more powerful than WordPress but easier to use than Drupal? Joomla hosting is for you!
The growing popularity of Joomla hosting has caused the costs of running a website using the popular CMS (content management system) to plummet. What used to be a $100/mo team operation is now no more than $6.50/mo, internet connection and 10 minutes of work a day, thanks to the introduction of Joomla hosting companies. These companies offer server space on which Joomla is installed, which means you can get up and running right away, from anywhere with an Internet connection. You don’t need to buy or maintain your own server, it’s all included in one small monthly fee.
For $6.50/mo you can have a fully operational eCommerce website made through Joomla, or a cup of coffee every other week. I know which one would benefit me the most… Hostleonard provides exceptional quality Joomla solutions. New customers are offered an automatic Joomla installation directly upon registration. Current shared web hosting account owners can install Joomla with the click of a mouse. You can get a Joomla-optimized web hosting plan along with a new domain name for just $6.50 per month.
A standard Joomla hosting plan at $5/month should include:
At least 10 GB of web space (or even better, ‘unlimited’!): 10 GB should be more than enough for most, the average web page is only 2 MB, which means you could have more than 5000 pages standard on your site without worry. By that time, you’ve probably outgrown a $6.50/mo plan anyway. It was important to include the apostrophizing of the word unlimited, as you’ll notice, if you look closely enough, that unlimited rarely means unlimited in the world of hosting. You’re fine as long as you don’t violate their fair use policy, but who knows how far you’d have to go to break that?
Free Domain Name – Important to all website owners, a domain name is the way a website is identified and accessed. Without a domain name, you don’t have an actual website, so having one is vital to the success of your Joomla website creation (unless you already have one, in which case, it’s quite nice to be able to get another free anyway!) . Free domain names are extremely common in the hosting world, so it’s generally not worth considering a plan that doesn’t include one.
Email Accounts – An essential for almost all website owners, email accounts with your domain after the ‘@’. Without them, your website can lose the integrity and trust of visitors completely unconsciously. Just like the free domain name, email accounts are included in the best Joomla hosting packages; If the one you’re considering doesn’t, consider elsewhere or be prepared to pay for another service to do the honors.