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    Thumbs up Looking for a good Joomla Host

    Hey everyone I'm going to be making a site using Joomla and I'm looking for a host that will let me do a 1 click install of it and will have no problems running various components for it. Anyone know any joomla friendly hosts? Don't need a ton of space and bandwidth but i dont want the host to shut me down if my site does in fact get popular.

    I was looking at Hostgator and Lunarpages so far.

    Thanks.

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    Netfirms offers a special Joomla! installation feature that works very well. They automate everything, so all you have to do is click and type in a little bit of stuff. So far, it's the easiest thing I've found, and it sounds like it might be what you're looking for.
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    Welcome to WHT. What type of space and bandwidth requirements are you looking for?
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    Probably no more than 2-3gb of space. Not really sure on the BW, most likely 20-30gb on the high side.

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    Check joomla requirements of the latest version and compare, it should be standard as php 4.4.X or better or Mysql 4.1.X or better.

    And if you have some problems installing it, most host will help you out...
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    Any host offering Fantastico does have the ability of "1 click" install for Joomla.
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    Hey bukshot,

    You're asking for something most hosts offer nowadays, just look for a host with Fantastico..that will give you the one click installation and while you're at it..it won't do any harm to email sales asking if the server software meets the latest Joomla versions needs.
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    Probably no more than 2-3gb of space. Not really sure on the BW, most likely 20-30gb on the high side.
    What is your budget?

    I was looking at Hostgator and Lunarpages so far.
    Any web host with Fantastico will have the ability of 1 click Koomla installation. Have you done a search for reviews on two of them?

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    Right now im leaning towards HostGator, only thing that has me worried is some people saying they'll just shut your site down if it uses too many resources.

    I'm looking to spend no more than $10 a month.

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    Don't need a ton of space and bandwidth but i dont want the host to shut me down if my site does in fact get popular.
    There's a limit to what a shared hosting environment can sustain. After a certain point you have to get a more powerful solution, one that gives you more CPU power (semidedicated, dedicated, larger VPS) and/or better separates you from the other users on the server (VPS).

    Once a site starts to affect performance on the server, potentially hundreds of customers suffer. It stands within reason for any host to shut down the "offending" site, and protect the others.

    You plan on running a website that replies on PHP and MySQL, so it's not among the easiest on the server once it starts to be popular.

    Anyone know any joomla friendly hosts?
    Now, it depends on what you mean by "Joomla friendly". Most hosts do not support applications, even if they have Fantastico or similar tools installed. What I mean is that it is your duty to take care of your site, know how to administrate it, find and install the mods/components that you needs etc.

    One thing is pretty certain, $10 will not be able to entitle you to "Joomla handholding".

    That being said, in your current position, shared hosting looks like the way to go. Just don't expect more than it can give (CPU wise).

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    Siteground.com seems to specialise in CMS hosting, and they are within your budget:
    http://www.siteground.com/joomla-hosting.htm

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    Any cPanel host with Fantastico can auto-install Joomla.
    Recommended: Stablehost, Hivelocity, Fused

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    Thanks for the help. I went with HostGator, they seem to be helpful so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by code_renegade
    Siteground.com seems to specialise in CMS hosting, and they are within your budget:
    http://www.siteground.com/joomla-hosting.htm
    If you look at the collection of links at the bottom of the page, you'll see that they specialize in pretty much everything that comes with Fantastico. It's unclear (for me anyway) what this specialisation really means for the end user, apart from the presence of a few very basic tutorials.

    EDIT: I just saw the OP replied

    Thanks for the help. I went with HostGator, they seem to be helpful so far.
    Best of luck with your new host!

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