The web hosting environment
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.
We hope this article will help you make better decisions when choosing a hosting company for your Joomla! website.
What does a Joomla! website need to be able to sing and dance?
All websites require at least three things:
- a web server,
- a server operating system and
- a server application.
Dynamic database driven websites like Joomla! also need:
- a specific web server configuration
- a database management system (or DBMS), and
- a server side scripting language.
When seeking to improve website performance and security it is easy to focus all your attention on the Joomla! CMS.
But this results in not being able to see the wood for the trees. 1
Use a Web Application Firewall
Joomla! Technical Requirements
You can see which versions of PHP and MySQL are recommended for use by the Joomla! Project at the following link.
PERSONAL Joomla! CMS Help & Support
We coach, help and support managers with responsibility for Joomla! websites in organisations across Cheshire, Manchester, Merseyside, North West England & the UK.