Joomla! Help Support Warrington Cheshire Manchester Merseyside UKIf you are responsible for running a Joomla!® CMS website in a Business, Public Sector or Voluntary Sector organisation, this Hosting Guide is for you.

The topics listed below are in alphabetical order rather than in a prescribed order.

Those who are new to the subject of Website Hosting may wish to start here: What kind of hosting is right for your website?

joomla help support cheshire manchester merseyside north west uk

Subscribe to WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support to benefit from:

  • full unrestricted access to our Joomla! CMS User Guides,
  • personal Email and Telephone Support, and
  • comprehensive Joomla! CMS Website Maintenance,

All tailored to meet your specific needs,

And regardless of where your website is hosted.

WYNCHCO Solutions provides Joomla! CMS Support packages to businesses and organisations across Cheshire, Manchester, Merseyside, North West England and the UK.

Need help? Just ask

Need help? Just ask

The Joomla! Project no longer provides bug and security fixes for the following versions of its CMS:

  • Joomla! 1.0,
  • Joomla! 1.5,
  • Joomla! 2.5,
  • Joomla! 3.5.

The Joomla! Project offers limited extended support on a subscription basis for:

  • Joomla! 3.10 (which reached end of life in 2023).

If your website is still using one of the above versions then we can help.

We can:

  • rebuild your existing - no longer supported - website using the latest available release of the Joomla! CMS, or
  • migrate your website to Joomla! 4.4.

Once your website is using Joomla! 4.4 then we will offer you one of our Joomla! CMS Support Subscription packages.

Support will include updating your website to the latest available release of the Joomla! CMS.

For help call WYNCHCO Solutions on 0161 818 8228.

List of Contents

A

Access Logs and Error Logs are really useful if and when something happens to your website and you haven't got a clue what is the cause of the problem.

Read more: Access Logs and Error Logs

B

The general process of backing up a Joomla! CMS website is similar regardless of which hosting control panel application you are using.

In this article we show how to use the Backup Wizard in cPanel and the Backup Manager in Plesk.

Read more: How to back up your Joomla! CMS website

C

The Hosting Control Panel provided by your hosting provider enables you to manage email, back up your website, keep your website safe and secure and much more besides. The illustrations in this article are for the cPanel Dashboard.

Read more: Introducing cPanel

D

In this article we summarise some administrative issues to be aware of when you become a Domain Registrant, the owner of a domain.

Read more: Domain Administration

When you create a hosting account with a web hosting company, a Master DNS Record is created in the Internet Service Provider's (ISP's) Domain Name Server (DNS).

Read more: Domain Propogation

Domain Redemption refers to a short period of time (up to 30 days) after a domain has been deleted by the registrar. Here we explain more about what is meant by 'redemption'.

Read more: Domain Redemption

Useful information when you want to transfer your Domain Name from one Registrar to another.

Read more: Domain Transfer

E

Subscribers to WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support
please sign in to read full article.

We have created this section to help you create and configure email accounts on your preferred mobile, tablet and desktop devices.

Read more: Email Account Settings

Subscribers to WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support
please sign in to read full article.

Mailing lists - when used responsibly - are a really useful tool to help you set up and manage an Email Marketing campaign.

When used irresponsibly they are Spam.

Read more: Email Mailing Lists and Spam

Email Marketing Platforms are useful for conducting email marketing campaigns and for managing Newsletter subscriptions.

Read more: Email Marketing Platforms

F

Transfer files to and from the server hosting your website using an FTP Client or the File Manager of your Hosting Control Panel.

Read more: File Transfer

H

We support Joomlers who host their websites with many different hosting providers.

We are therefore able to compare what one provider is offering with another.

Read more: Choosing a Hosting Provider

You can do lots to improve the speed of your website. But ultimately, overall performance is limited by the core performance of the server hosting your website.

The improved core performance offered by SSD drives ripples through every level of your webite, right down to improved usability in the vistor's web browser.

Read more: Websites perform better on SSD drives

If you want to improve website performance, focus on speed: Data Access Speed and Page Load Speed.

Do so when you choose a hosting provider and when you perform your duties as website administrator.

Read more: Speed up your website

There are three distinct kinds of hosting plan which are offered by hosting providers.

Managed hosting is usually restricted to Shared Server hosting, but a recent trend has been an increase in provision of Managed VPS hosting.

Read more: What kind of hosting is right for your website?

I

The Security panel of the cPanel Hosting Control Panel includes a button called IP Blocker.

You can use IP Blocker to either block the IP address of others, or unblock your own IP address if ever you suspect it has been blocked by the server firewall.

Read more: IP Blocker

J

M

Subscribers to WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support
please sign in to read full article.

Mailing lists - when used responsibly - are a really useful tool to help you set up and manage an Email Marketing campaign. When used irresponsibly they are spam.

Read more: Email Mailing Lists and Spam

P

If you want to improve website performance, focus on speed: Data Access Speed and Page Load Speed.

Do so when you choose a hosting provider and when you perform your duties as website administrator.

Read more: How to speed up your website

The web hosting environment is rapidly changing. What was leading edge two years ago is now prehistoric!

It is necessary to have a little understanding of how the various components required by a Joomla! CMS website fit together to appreciate recent technological improvements in the hosting environment.

Read more: The Web Hosting Environment

You may have come across the term 'Privacy Protection' when purchasing domain names.

Read more: Privacy Protection for Domain Registrants

S

Subscribers to WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support
please sign in to read full article.

If you have taken up our offer of a Shared Server Hosting Account on a Cloud Platform in the UK and need to check server availability then you may do so by following these steps.

Read more: Check Server Availability

In this article we illustrate how to issue an SSL Certificate using the AutoSSL plugin included with a cPanel Hosting Account.

Read more: How to issue an SSL Certificate

A subdomain is a domain which is part of a larger domain.

In other words, a subdomain is another name for a directory (or folder) of your website (the domain).

Read more: Subdomains

T

Whilst the Joomla! CMS will run on a Windows Server, most Joomla! CMS websites are hosted on Linux servers.

Follow the guidelines published by The Joomla! Project.

Read more: Joomla! CMS Technical Requirements

W

Web Server Traffic Analysis Tools (like AWStats) and Web Analysis Tools (like Google Analytics 4) are two options to consider when you want to better understand how visitors interact with your website. Access and Error Logs also offer a similar if less visually engaging and accessible way to monitor website traffic.

Read more: Website Statistics

Signposting used in this guide

Subscribers please sign in to read full article.

 

Make Joomla! CMS Security your #1 Priority

Joomla! Help Support Warrington Cheshire Manchester Merseyside UKWe offer Joomla! coaching, help and support to businesses and organisations across Cheshire, Manchester, Merseyside, North West England & the UK.

Learn how to manage Joomla! website security.

Joomla! Help Support Warrington Cheshire Manchester Merseyside UKIf you are responsible for running a Joomla!® CMS website in a Business, Public Sector or Voluntary Sector organisation, this Hosting Guide is for you.

The topics listed below are in alphabetical order rather than in a prescribed order.

Those who are new to the subject of Website Hosting may wish to start here: What kind of hosting is right for your website?

joomla help support cheshire manchester merseyside north west uk

Subscribe to WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support to benefit from:

  • full unrestricted access to our Joomla! CMS User Guides,
  • personal Email and Telephone Support, and
  • comprehensive Joomla! CMS Website Maintenance,

All tailored to meet your specific needs,

And regardless of where your website is hosted.

WYNCHCO Solutions provides Joomla! CMS Support packages to businesses and organisations across Cheshire, Manchester, Merseyside, North West England and the UK.

Need help? Just ask

Need help? Just ask

The Joomla! Project no longer provides bug and security fixes for the following versions of its CMS:

  • Joomla! 1.0,
  • Joomla! 1.5,
  • Joomla! 2.5,
  • Joomla! 3.5.

The Joomla! Project offers limited extended support on a subscription basis for:

  • Joomla! 3.10 (which reached end of life in 2023).

If your website is still using one of the above versions then we can help.

We can:

  • rebuild your existing - no longer supported - website using the latest available release of the Joomla! CMS, or
  • migrate your website to Joomla! 4.4.

Once your website is using Joomla! 4.4 then we will offer you one of our Joomla! CMS Support Subscription packages.

Support will include updating your website to the latest available release of the Joomla! CMS.

For help call WYNCHCO Solutions on 0161 818 8228.

List of Contents

A

Access Logs and Error Logs are really useful if and when something happens to your website and you haven't got a clue what is the cause of the problem.

Read more: Access Logs and Error Logs

B

The general process of backing up a Joomla! CMS website is similar regardless of which hosting control panel application you are using.

In this article we show how to use the Backup Wizard in cPanel and the Backup Manager in Plesk.

Read more: How to back up your Joomla! CMS website

C

The Hosting Control Panel provided by your hosting provider enables you to manage email, back up your website, keep your website safe and secure and much more besides. The illustrations in this article are for the cPanel Dashboard.

Read more: Introducing cPanel

D

In this article we summarise some administrative issues to be aware of when you become a Domain Registrant, the owner of a domain.

Read more: Domain Administration

When you create a hosting account with a web hosting company, a Master DNS Record is created in the Internet Service Provider's (ISP's) Domain Name Server (DNS).

Read more: Domain Propogation

Domain Redemption refers to a short period of time (up to 30 days) after a domain has been deleted by the registrar. Here we explain more about what is meant by 'redemption'.

Read more: Domain Redemption

Useful information when you want to transfer your Domain Name from one Registrar to another.

Read more: Domain Transfer

E

Subscribers to WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support
please sign in to read full article.

We have created this section to help you create and configure email accounts on your preferred mobile, tablet and desktop devices.

Read more: Email Account Settings

Subscribers to WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support
please sign in to read full article.

Mailing lists - when used responsibly - are a really useful tool to help you set up and manage an Email Marketing campaign.

When used irresponsibly they are Spam.

Read more: Email Mailing Lists and Spam

Email Marketing Platforms are useful for conducting email marketing campaigns and for managing Newsletter subscriptions.

Read more: Email Marketing Platforms

F

Transfer files to and from the server hosting your website using an FTP Client or the File Manager of your Hosting Control Panel.

Read more: File Transfer

H

We support Joomlers who host their websites with many different hosting providers.

We are therefore able to compare what one provider is offering with another.

Read more: Choosing a Hosting Provider

You can do lots to improve the speed of your website. But ultimately, overall performance is limited by the core performance of the server hosting your website.

The improved core performance offered by SSD drives ripples through every level of your webite, right down to improved usability in the vistor's web browser.

Read more: Websites perform better on SSD drives

If you want to improve website performance, focus on speed: Data Access Speed and Page Load Speed.

Do so when you choose a hosting provider and when you perform your duties as website administrator.

Read more: Speed up your website

There are three distinct kinds of hosting plan which are offered by hosting providers.

Managed hosting is usually restricted to Shared Server hosting, but a recent trend has been an increase in provision of Managed VPS hosting.

Read more: What kind of hosting is right for your website?

I

The Security panel of the cPanel Hosting Control Panel includes a button called IP Blocker.

You can use IP Blocker to either block the IP address of others, or unblock your own IP address if ever you suspect it has been blocked by the server firewall.

Read more: IP Blocker

J

M

Subscribers to WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support
please sign in to read full article.

Mailing lists - when used responsibly - are a really useful tool to help you set up and manage an Email Marketing campaign. When used irresponsibly they are spam.

Read more: Email Mailing Lists and Spam

P

If you want to improve website performance, focus on speed: Data Access Speed and Page Load Speed.

Do so when you choose a hosting provider and when you perform your duties as website administrator.

Read more: How to speed up your website

The web hosting environment is rapidly changing. What was leading edge two years ago is now prehistoric!

It is necessary to have a little understanding of how the various components required by a Joomla! CMS website fit together to appreciate recent technological improvements in the hosting environment.

Read more: The Web Hosting Environment

You may have come across the term 'Privacy Protection' when purchasing domain names.

Read more: Privacy Protection for Domain Registrants

S

Subscribers to WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support
please sign in to read full article.

If you have taken up our offer of a Shared Server Hosting Account on a Cloud Platform in the UK and need to check server availability then you may do so by following these steps.

Read more: Check Server Availability

In this article we illustrate how to issue an SSL Certificate using the AutoSSL plugin included with a cPanel Hosting Account.

Read more: How to issue an SSL Certificate

A subdomain is a domain which is part of a larger domain.

In other words, a subdomain is another name for a directory (or folder) of your website (the domain).

Read more: Subdomains

T

Whilst the Joomla! CMS will run on a Windows Server, most Joomla! CMS websites are hosted on Linux servers.

Follow the guidelines published by The Joomla! Project.

Read more: Joomla! CMS Technical Requirements

W

Web Server Traffic Analysis Tools (like AWStats) and Web Analysis Tools (like Google Analytics 4) are two options to consider when you want to better understand how visitors interact with your website. Access and Error Logs also offer a similar if less visually engaging and accessible way to monitor website traffic.

Read more: Website Statistics

Signposting used in this guide

Subscribers please sign in to read full article.

 

Make Joomla! CMS Security your #1 Priority

Joomla! Help Support Warrington Cheshire Manchester Merseyside UKWe offer Joomla! coaching, help and support to businesses and organisations across Cheshire, Manchester, Merseyside, North West England & the UK.

Learn how to manage Joomla! website security.