Joomla Tutorial

Joomla is an open source application, designed as a CMS (Content Management System) platform. However, it provides a much greater functionality and the ability to create community forums, online store, social network or even a blog. There are thousands of components, modules, plugins and templates that you can use to extend the functionality of your website and make it look the way you need for your business.

Joomla also has one of the largest online communities in the world. It is currently counting more than 630,000 registered users and a total of almost 3,000,000 posts. Surely, if you are experiencing any difficulties with the use of Joomla, there is a great chance that you will find what you need in their community forum.

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Also, one of the greatest advantages of Joomla is that after their 2.5.x release, the upgrade process of the script is automated. This means that you can upgrade to the latest stable version in order to get the latest features of the product automatically and keep your website up to date.

The new Joomla 3.x series provides a wonderful look, easy user-interface, a lot of functionalities, large range of specifically developed and specialized components, modules, plugins and templates. It doesn't matter whether you are a hard-core developer or a beginner in the web development field – Joomla will definitely provide what you need to show your ideas to a wide range of people around the world.

System requirements:

The requirements for the latest release of Joomla 3.x are slightly different from the old releases.

Recommended

  • Web server: Apache version 2.x+ (with mod_mysql, mod_xml and mod_zlib), NginX version 1.1 or Microsoft IIS 7
  • Software: PHP version 5.4+ (with disabled magic_quotes_gpc)
  • Databases: MySQL version 5.1+ (with InnoDB support), MSSQL version 10.50.1600.1+ or PostgreSQL version 8.3.18+

Minimum

  • Web server: Apache version 2.x+ (with mod_mysql, mod_xml and mod_zlib), NginX 1.0 or Microsoft IIS 7
  • Software: PHP version 5.3.1+ (with disabled magic_quotes_gpc)
  • Databases: MySQL version 5.1+ (with InnoDB support) or MSSQL version 10.50.1600.1+ or PostgreSQL version 8.3.18+

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