Joomla! is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla! the most popular Web site software available. Best of all, Joomla! is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone.
What’s a content management system (CMS)?
Joomla is a CMS or Content Management System. A content management system is software that keeps track of every piece of content on your Web site, much like your local public library keeps track of books and stores them. Content can be simple text, photos, music, video, documents, or just about anything you can think of. A major advantage of using a CMS is that it requires almost no technical skill or knowledge to manage. Since the CMS manages all your content, you don’t have to.
What are some real world examples of what Joomla! can do?
Joomla! is used all over the world to power Web sites of all shapes and sizes. For example:
- Corporate Web sites or portals
- Corporate intranets and extranets
- Online magazines, newspapers, and publications
- E-commerce and online reservations
- Government applications
- Small business Web sites
- Non-profit and organizational Web sites
- Community-based portals
- School and church Web sites
- Personal or family homepages
Who uses Joomla?
Millions of web sites are powered with Joomla.
Discover examples of companies using Joomla! in the official Joomla! Showcase Directory.
I need to build a web site. How will Joomla! help me?
Joomla! is designed to be easy to install and set up even if you’re not an advanced user. At Connect 2u2 Web Technologies we offer a single-click Joomla install, getting your new site up and running in just a few minutes.
Since Joomla! CMS is so easy to use, you can quickly build a web site. Then, with a minimal amount of instruction, you can empower yourself with easy web site management. If you need any support, you can always ask.
What are some advanced ways of using Joomla?
Many companies and organizations have requirements that go beyond what is available in the basic Joomla! package. In those cases, Joomla’s powerful application framework makes it easy for developers to create sophisticated add-ons that extend the power of Joomla into virtually unlimited directions.
The core Joomla! Framework enables developers to quickly and easily build:
- Inventory control systems
- Data reporting tools
- Application bridges
- Custom product catalogs
- Integrated e-commerce systems
- Complex business directories
- Reservation systems
- Communication tools
Since Joomla! is based on PHP and MySQL, you’re building powerful applications on an open platform anyone can use, share, and support. To find out more information on leveraging the Joomla! Framework, visit the Joomla! Developer Network.
Joomla! seems the right solution for me. How do I get started?
Sign-up by ordering any of the Hosting Packages with Connect 2u2, register or transfer your domain name and once your Control Panel is ready, login and install a fresh Joomla! CMS package. View available hosting plans here.