Joomla is an important open source CMS that has become an important player in website development game. The CMS is based on a robust Model-View-Controller (MVC) model that ensures that the website and the web app remain highly functional and responsive.
Reliable hosting is an important issue for Joomla based websites. In almost all instances, whenever a Joomla based website fails, the causes could be traced back to hosting related issues. Another important and related issue is the proper installation of core Joomla. These two and all related whose could be avoided very easily when you opt for managed cloud based hosting.
Cloudways offer 1-click Joomla installation that is backed by their industry leading Joomla Hosting stack. This powerful combination removes many of the complexities of managing Joomla based websites. The managed Joomla hosting options provided by Cloudways ensures that you have all the time to focus on your business rather than worrying about web hosting issues.
All these advantages stem from the unique ThunderStack formula, that boosts the performance of the Joomla website several folds. All the static content is cached by NGINX, thereby greatly reducing server loading. For dynamic content, Varnish takes up much of the loads. The result is efficient and much streamlined experience for Joomla websites.
Installing and launching Joomla on Cloudways is very easy. First, create an account, and verify the email address. Login to the account and click the Launch button.
A new window will appear asking you to create a server and which application you want to install. Select Joomla from the first drop-down.
Here is a short description of some of the labels on the page.
The next step is to choose the infrastructure provider, server size and the location of your server. A word about the location; make sure that the server is geographically close to your target audience so that they could have a blazing fast experience. After setting up, just hit the Launch Server button. It will take few moments to create your server and install Joomla on it.
Once done, all your servers will be listed under the Servers tab at the top left.
Let’s check out the Joomla application. From the top left menu, navigate to Applications. All the installed applications are listed there.
Click the Joomla app.
To login to the Administrator Panel of the Joomla installation, click the URL under Admin Panel and enter your credentials.
And you are done! Your Joomla applications is ready to use. The application tab has a comprehensive menu on the left side. Here is what you need to know about this menu:
Let’s now explore the servers tab on top left menu bar. Go to the server and you could see all the server configuration options. From this tab, you could effectively control your server and the Joomla app.
The options might be confusing for some. However, here is a short description of some options:
Joomla is blazing fast on Cloudways, thanks to the unique Thunderstack recipe. You have already launched a server and Joomla app on Cloudways. Now it is time to test the speed of the app. You could use any speed testing website for this purpose. I will use Pingdom for testing.
Following is the screenshot of my test.
Sounds interesting? Let’s get to know more about Cloudways.
Cloudways is a full-feature cloud hosting platform that is optimized for Joomla. The long list of Cloudways features include:
To provide maximum uptime, scalability, performance and security, Cloudways has partnered with top cloud providers including Google Compute Engine, Amazon Web Services, Vultr, DigitalOcean and Kyup (container based hosting).
Cloudways offer 1-Click installation of ten popular applications on all five cloud providers. In case you have a PHP based web app, you could avail the benefits of a specially-optimized Cloudways PHP stack for maximum performance and reliability.
Cloudways offers a highly affordable Pay-as-you-Go pricing system. In this system, you are charged only for the resources consumed. The cost of your servers is based on the number of processors, RAM, storage and bandwidth you consume. To understand how pricing works on Cloudways, please visit the pricing page.
I hope, this short introduction will induce you to check out Cloudways for your next Joomla project. For our Joomla-Monster readers, Cloudways offers a special discount for Joomla-Monster visitors.
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