Joomla is an award winning web development application that can support a variety of web applications, from designing websites of all shapes and sizes to inventory control systems. The power of Joomla lies in the application architecture that allows developers to add on to the powerful content management system, creating plugins and extensions to expand its capabilities.
Through visible source code and free distribution, Joomla is accessible to a large community of users and developers and its open source license has allowed for rapid growth. However, this also means that there is no corporate office providing support for Joomla. So where do you go with a Joomla hosting question?
The vibrant and enthusiastic user and developer community is a great place to start. There are active discussion forums and community sections here where experts in using the platform and the developers who are creating the plugins share their experiences and answer user questions.
Another resource is the community Web Hosting Chat. Forums and discussion boards at this site are classified into many specific categories, which should help you target the kind of help you need. There is also a search function that allows you to search for Joomla specific posts.
RDS Online has created a website called Joomla CMS Tutorials, dedicated to helping developers and administrators to become experts in Joomla. Much of the content on the site is free and available to anyone, but registration is required to access the more advanced topics. New content is added weekly for members. There is a one-time charge of $9.95 for membership.
Your choice of web hosting companies will also affect your ability to get help with your Joomla application. Companies that have been more active in the Joomla community are more likely to have support available for issues that arise when working with Joomla and other hosting platforms. Companies like Rochen and Interactive Online have worked to develop a synergistic relationship with the Joomla platform and this will certainly help when support is needed.
There are wide varieties of web hosting companies that are compatible with Joomla, however, and most can provide some level of support for Joomla users. In addition, their knowledge is growing with the help of companies such as DemoWolf. DemoWolf is the largest Flash Tutorial provider in the hosting industry, offering 3,200 flash tutorials for hosting companies. DemoWolf has released 84 tutorials for the Joomla Contact Management System. Divided into five series, the DemoWolf tutorials are increasing the support available for Joomla users in the web hosting industry.
There is also professional support available through the Open Source Support Desk. This company will provide support for a fee, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can purchase plans for hours of prepaid support in bundles. This company also offers support contracts and security services for users of Joomla and other open source software programs.
The open source nature of the Joomla CMS allows for its perpetual evolution, but it will not leave you without support. Even without a corporate support number, help is available when you need it.
Posted by admin on April 11th, 2011 :: Filed under Joomla Hosting
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