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I stumbled on JOOMLA at www.joomla.org, it is an Open Source Alternative to Apache Web Server and Windoze Server, etc. I want to learn A LOT more about it because I want to publish a Linux Magazine for everyday folks not just IT folks in USA! A Joomla-based web site would REALLY help me for my quest at being a Linux Magazine Publisher! I want to help others such as myself do more with their lives, Linux & Joomla are KEYS to that goal! If anyone has more knowledge and/or best links for Joomla support, etc, leave a message here and on my blog : linuxglobe.wordpress.com! Thanks and DO MORE WITH YOUR LIFE!!!
Last edited by linuxglobe; 02-04-2008 at 04:36 PM.
Reason: too much info
it is an Open Source Alternative to Apache Web Server and Windoze Server, etc.
No, its not. Joomla is a Content Management System that runs with the assitance of a web server like Apache or IIS.
I want to help others such as myself do more with their lives, Linux & Joomla are KEYS to that goal! If anyone has more knowledge and/or best links for Joomla support, etc, leave a message here and on my blog : linuxglobe.wordpress.com!
Are you actually looking for help or is this just a way to spam your blog?
thanks for informing me about joomla, i am still reading up on it until I receive my copy of the User's Guide, I already have Apache and Joomla, I just wanted to be able to manage my sites in an easier manner. i love talking about linuxglobe.wordpress.com, i want to spread the word on this ambitious project. onward and forward!
You might want to spend some quality time reading the LQ rules. If your primary motivation of posting here is to spam your blog, you are going to run afoul of the advertising rules and the mods will take action. In general, if you want to mention your blog, you should do it ONLY in your signature, unless for some reason it is HIGHLY relevant to the thread you're participating in.
Believe me, I've seen it here before, this site does not coddle spammers at all.
Joomla can be used for a ton of things, particularly if you explore some of the addons that are available. I run my Linux site off of Joomla, as well as my business site. A good friend of mine installed it for his church because the staff there, who were pretty computer illiterate, could update the site with minimal training.
The biggest issue with Joomla in my experience has been security, particularly if you are running on a system where you're not admin. If PHP is locked down sufficiently well, it isn't a problem, but there are some hosting sites that don't really lock it down, and that can cause problems. My business site got cracked because of this. And if you start adding the third-party addons, you do need to pay attention to security issues because some of them introduce vulnerabilities that the native Joomla doesn't have.
I'd be interested in reading more about Joomla. I know someone that has had a site running with Joomla for awhile, and now that her hosting contract is up, is moving it somewhere else where they have standard type hosting. Complaint being that everything took longer to do in Joomla. I'm curious to find out why that might be. I'm guessing it's the fact that it's a small page count reference site, perhaps Joomla is only a good choice for high interactivity?