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At this point, you are pretty sure that Joomla is the way you want to go. It is easy to work with and you do not need to in-depth programming skills to operate. Before you chose to go with a host there are some things you need to keep in mind.
- Compatibility with Joomla
This is sort of obvious. Before you go about and chose a host you must ensure that the host runs a platform that actually supports Joomla. Any server that is capable of housing MySQL, Apache, PHP will run Joomla.
- Getting Joomla installed
If you are not technically knowledgeable then you need to look into a hosting company that will allow you to install Joomla in as few clicks as possible. Installing Joomla requires you to know technologies like MySQL, FTP. Once you find a hosting service who will install Joomla for you with as fewer clicks as possible you are good to go.
- Multiple Databases
Support for more than one databases can also be a very big convenient to have. This way you can work on developments and improvements in databases specifically for this purpose without having to touch the live database that your site will be running off of.
- Unlimited Domain Options
With a hosting plan that lets, you have multiple domains in one plan let you manage and host all your Joomla sites from one unified account. It becomes very convenient for you and as well as economical to pay for all the accounts from one single point.
- Customer Support
Picking a host with good customer service is also one of the things you should keep in mind. Joomla has an active community of users and developers alike who can help you if any problems arise.
- Reliable Server
You need to look for a host that has a server that is optimized for Joomla. Joomla itself is not that much of heavy application but if your host's server is not up to par it may slow down your site
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