It is a web application that does not run on the computer, but through a server. It is not a program such as dreamweaver that was used in a massive way in the past and that with the passage of time it is not usually used, since other types of options such as Joomla or WordPress more acclaimed by users have emerged.
Joomla is free software that has been developed by a community of users who update it and make improvements so that it can be used for free.
One of its objectives is to allow the creation of user-friendly Internet pages without the need to invest financially in software.
Joomla was born in 2005 as a fork of a previous project called Mambo that had achieved relative success since the previous year.
The Australian company called Miro, which owns the rights to the Mambo trademark and the copyright to the code, develops a series of techniques that do not convince the developer community, such as renaming the Mambo Open Source project to Mambo.
At that time, Andrew Eddie, the main leader of the Mambo developer team, publishes a letter announcing that the members of the Mambo developer team have decided to leave the project and start a new one based on its features. That is the birth of the project community.
In September 2005 the name of Joomla for the project and the new portal that will be its center of operations and will be called joomla.org was officially announced.
How to install Joomla
Joomla needs tools to develop your work in web environments. To proceed with its installation, you need an Apache web server (Apache 1.3 or higher or IIS) equipped with PHP 4.3 or higher depending on the versions and a MySQL 3.2 database server depending on the versions installed.
Apache is free, and has at its disposal a large community of users, it is also compatible with Windows, Linux and Mac Os.
Apache is adapted and optimized for Windows, but many users work with Apache because it is the most common way to do it.
Advantages and disadvantages of using Joomla
The advantages and disadvantages include the following:
- Advantages: Large number of templates for different business fields. Joomla extensions allow very substantial and functional changes to the web, and allow different independent applications to be integrated into a single web.
- Disadvantages: It is not the most recommended platform for creating blogs because it does not have essential features such as a comment system, and the indexing system is not as powerful as WordPress. It is an unintuitive design system.