Joomla: What Is It? Who Uses It?

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights by Joshua Hatfield | October 4, 2012 9:00 am

For businesses looking to put together a professional web presence, Joomla is a solution that can fit their needs. Joomla is a free, open-sourced Content Management System (CMS) that was rebranded from the Mambo project back in 2005. I have been part of the Joomla community for several years now and have watched this application grow into one of the most popular CMSs on the web — it now powers over 40 million websites.

Joomla’s official site[1] lets you download the application and get it up and running on one of Rackspace’s cloud offerings[2] in just minutes. A variety of different businesses, including enterprises, mom-and-pop shops, blogs and ecommerce sites use Joomla. Because Joomla is a free application, it is easily accessible by anyone who wants or needs to get a site up and running quickly. Additionally, there are hundreds of thousands of ways to customize your Joomla site with special templates (the look and feel of your site) and components (mini applications) to make sure your brand is unique on the web.

If you have any questions about Joomla or how to host it in the cloud, feel free to reach out to us here at Rackspace. Check back next week for my next post where I talk about setting up backups, one of the first things you should do when launching a Joomla site.

Find out more how Rackspace can help you focus on building your Joomla site[3] instead of managing servers.

  1. Joomla’s official site:
  2. Rackspace’s cloud offerings:
  3. building your Joomla site:

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