- March 23, 2017
An explanation on Joomla website hosts.
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Although not as popular as WordPress, this content management system is getting more and more popular, so it's important to find web hosting that is specialized in this unique system. The web host should offer an option to install the latest version with the click of one button and its technical support representatives should know a lot about it. If you are already using this CMS, and you are planning on starting up a new site, then one of the first things you could do is search for a specialized and reliable web host. Finding a good one when you plan to use Joomla hosting is easy because there are many reliable service providers, but it can be frustrating if you don't follow some basic steps. Here are things to keep in mind while searching for your favorite CMS. Good luck, and please choose a reliable web host that is specialized in different content management systems, particularly in the one that you are planning to use. Uptime and load time should comply with current Google standards and no less than that, which means respectively 99.99% and a maximum website load time of 2 seconds. A lower uptime or slower website response time might hurt your rankings in the search giant. My site has almost 100% uptime till now and it loads in 0.15 seconds! A third important factor is professional, fast and friendly personal technical support from people who know much about Joomla CMS hosting, your preferred content management system.
First, simply search the Internet. This will bring up hundreds of web hosts that can potentially host your site. But, having found these websites, how do you narrow your search? The answer is research.
Researching your potential web host is a crucial step in narrowing down your results:
- First, you could visit forums or blogs and see what the posts are saying. If possible, start a new post asking members about what web hosts will accept Joomla web hosting, and then ask them if they know a good one. If you have found a member who is using one you are thinking of, post again, asking more detailed questions. Ask as many questions you can think of. However, stop asking questions when you notice that you are dealing with an affiliate or reseller. Your conversation should be with a real customer and you can check that by asking what his or her website is and subsequently check online if the site is hosted by the company your discussion partner is talking about. The advantage of forums is that you can often find real customers there. A disadvantage is that it can be a time consuming task.
- Read real customer reviews. Find reliable review websites and make sure that the ones you are looking into will support your favorite CMS. There are many hosts out there, and it can be confusing, so be as specific as possible in your search for the ideal provider. If you are able to contact customers, do not hesitate to do so. They will be happy to help you in your research and so do I. You can contact me by clicking on the appropriate link at the bottom of the page you are reading just now. I am a real customer myself although I'm using WP and my own HTML sites. My provider however is also specialized in the CMS you are looking for. When you communicate with current clients, see to it that they are able to reflect their own experiences in detail. In detail means here that they should be able to mention dates, to show screenshots of their accounts, of support tickets etc. A disadvantage of customer reviews is the fact that there are many fake ones. An advantage however is the fact that you need only one honest opinion of a real genuine existing customer to make a wise decision.
- Contact potential providers and ask them some detailed and difficult questions. This is a good testing method to find out if you are dealing with a reliable provider. The disadvantage of this method is that you are dealing with sales people and not with technical support. On the other hand it's an advantage that you are directly communicating with the company itself.
- Avoid affiliate websites. These websites do not care about you, they only care about the money they can earn. Some hosts are willing to pay up to $100 to affiliates per sold hosting package.
ConclusionI hope that this article was helpful to you. My web host Linux Hosts Inc. offers affordable Joomla packages including professional support. They enjoy a low cancellation percentage which indicates that the company is dealing with satisfied customers. You can find them by clicking the banner at the top of this page. Last but not least I'd like to emphasize that the conclusions in this article are not waterproof because rules can have exceptions. For example, despite of what I have written in this article, you can use an affiliate site and have the luck to find a better provider than you ever expected. So, these sites are not always a bad choice. An explanation by Joomla.org about what exactly their CMS is, can be found in the video below. Thanks for reading this article and good luck!
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