Joomla is a Content Management System (CMS) that allows you to build your own websites and powerful online applications. The user friendliness and flexibility of Joomla have made it one of the most popular site building software applications on the web at the moment. There are currently over 35 million websites that are powered by Joomla on the web now and the number is growing every day.
Because it is so flexible it is a popular choice for corporate portal sites as well as intranets. It is also a practical choice for online magazines, e-commerce and reservation sites. Because it is an Open Source software platform there are a huge number of extensions available that make it easy to adapt to any use. This also gives you direct access to the code which makes it among the most adaptable web design applications available. It also means that there are many people working on creating their own unique sites with Joomla around the world that have probably already created just the extensions that you will want to use and many of them are available for free via the Joomla website.
For BlueHost customers it is a simple one click process to install a new instance of Joomla to their account. It is one of more than fifty scripts that come as a standard inclusion in the version of cPanel that BlueHost supplies to each new web hosting account. After the quick and easy installation process it will usually be just a case of uploading the content that you want to use and you will be on the web. BlueHost provides some technical support for their web hosting accounts that are using Joomla and the set up id flexible and scalable so that you can add on extra features as your website grows and requires greater functionality.
Another advantage of using Joomla is that it requires no knowledge of HTML or any other coding skills and there is a worldwide community of users that will usually be able to help you with any of the stickier problems that you might encounter. It is based on PHP and MySQL databases and so it integrates with BlueHost’s other services seamlessly which makes it easy to manage through your account dashboard once you have established your Joomla website.
Because Joomla websites can grow to be very large as more content and functionality is added to them you will want to know that expanding isn’t going to incur any extra fees. The simple flat rate of $6.95 per month for shared web hosting from BlueHost provides unlimited disk storage. They also give you unlimited bandwidth so that as you have more users accessing your content they continue to have the quality user experience that you want them to have. Combined with the cost effective price of the standard flat rate shared web hosting package from BlueHost and all of the added extras like one year’s free domain registration and a generous $100 of free Google AdWords credits, managing your content with Joomla and BlueHost is a quick and easy way to get your content online.