So you have decided to choose Joomla! for your news site? (good choice!). Most commercial web hosts will host Joomla! for you. And if you go with one that offers the Fantastico suite of software, you will be able to install Joomla! in just one-click.
NOT SURE YOU LIKE JOOMLA!? – THEN HAVE A FREE TEST
If you want to have a play around with Joomla for free – you can find it hosted at Jhost . It doesn’t allow you to upload your own template, but it does allow you to play around and understand the interface. Or you can also have a play at the official Joomla! Demo Site.
CHOOSING A HOME FOR YOUR JOOMLA! SITE
To host Joomla! you don’t need a lot – just a webserver that supports MySQL and PHP. Both WordPress and Joomla! are written in a scripting langauge known as PHP.
Most news sites these days are not static-HTML, but are dynamic. MySQL refers to the database that is at the heart of the CMS. You don’t need to know a lot about this stuff, only that your hosting company supports it.
You probably won’t be able to host it with
the free space you get with your ISP account.
Take a look at –How to start a Joomla! site
BUDGET UK JOOMLA! HOSTING COMPANIES
BUDGET US JOOMLA! HOSTING COMPANIES
1. GoDaddy: The economy plan one-click install at $4.99 a month
2. ZZ Hosting: The $3.90 budget plan has one-click install for Joomla!
3. SiteGround: The $5.95 a month package offers one-click install for Joomla! SiteGround also has an impressive list of templates (see next page)
The story of my early attempts to find a host can be found here