What Is Joomla?

The Joomla content management system is open source. You can use it to make powerful dynamic websites. You can easily use the product's features and functionality thanks to its intuitive interface. Within the last decade, Joomla has become one of the most popular content management systems on the planet. As of today, it has had more than 99 million downloads since its inception in 2005.

Object-oriented programming techniques are used to store data in Joomla's MySQL database using PHP code. By using the web hosting control panel, it can be installed with a single click. An MVC approach is used in Joomla. Joomla uses the MVC pattern to evaluate which component should handle a request based on the URL. Models contain data that the component uses. Models are also responsible for updating the database as needed. The view is responsible for generating output. Models can provide information to the view as necessary. A view produces its output and then hands the control over to the Joomla framework. The Joomla framework then adds the content into the template

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What We Serve?

1. Application Consultation For Joomla Open Source Software

Open source adoption, management, governance, and compliance are components of our end-to-end solutions and services. We provide an open-source roadmap that will convert your business vision into practice while converting your costs into savings with a team of consultants from different verticals and domains.

2. Joomla On Premises Installation And Configuration.

Using the AssistNix Configuration Guide, you will find all the information necessary to set up Joomla and enable it to communicate with other resources on your network. Furthermore, the Configuration Guide contains instructions on moving users and devices to a control Joomla.

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Allow us to handle all your hardware and software issues so you can focus on your applications. Only worry about maintaining the internet connection.

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Your data is fully under your control when you self-host your software. Your organization's firewall can protect your data. We keep all your critical information in-house and we do not share it with anyone else. Your data can be accessed without an internet connection, which is especially important. In deciding the terms and conditions, you need to know exactly where your data is stored and what regulations need to be met.

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To ensure that our users have a positive experience with AssistNix, we also offer excellent application user guides. The user guide utilizes simple language, images, logical hierarchies and flows, a table of contents, searchable content, easily accessible content, a decent design, as well as references to other resources.

Key Features Of Joomla

Joomla has all the features you need to accelerate your business growth and provide exceptional customer experiences. Whatever the size of your website, Joomla is a powerful choice. Here are some key features.

1. Multilingual

Everybody benefits from being multilingual. If you do not speak English, it is obviously a feature that you will enjoy. Definitely! There are multiple languages available in Joomla. 75 languages are supported. That is an impressive number.

2. Responsive to customer needs

Nowadays, responsive websites are the norm. That's because everyone uses a smartphone to access the internet.

Therefore, the site must be compatible with all types of devices. You can create a completely mobile-friendly website using Joomla. Potential website visitors will never be lost to your website.

3. Simple to use

You can use Joomla for free since it is open source. Free does not mean that Joomla is lacking in features. Its WYSIWYG feature gives you exactly the same result regardless of the user interface you choose. Frequent updates are another plus. Joomla always brings new functions and features. Joomla keeps improving with each update.

4. Security

When creating a website, security is one of the most important factors to consider. Joomla supports two-factor authentication, which makes it harder for hackers to breach your site. In this way, your site will not be hacked, but you can easily restore a hacked Joomla site if you put in a very common username and password.

5. Joomla Forum

Joomla forum allows anyone to contribute as a volunteer. In Joomla, volunteers are welcome to contribute to it and make it better. It is up to you to contribute whatever skills you possess and to allow others to use one's creation. You can learn from other Joomla users in this forum and get to know them. You can ask questions if you run into problems. You can most likely find the solution from someone who's already discussed it in the forum.

Joomla is easy to manage. It also has many other advantages. It stands out from the rest.

Joomla Installation

Prior to updating anything else, make sure you update the system packages and repositories. You can run this command to upgrade the system. PHP is used to write Joomla, and MySQL is used to store data. Joomla-based sites will be accessed via a browser, so a web server such as Apache is needed to serve Joomla pages.

We must install a relational database server on our server since Joomla needs a database to store its data. In this case, MariaDB is used for Joomla's underlying database server. For this reason, the files will be stored in a database.

This step involves downloading the Joomla installation file from the Joomla official website. The Apache webserver will be configured to serve Joomla pages. The final step is to install Joomla via the web browser after completing all configurations. Open your web browser and navigate to the server's URL.

Joomla can be found at: https://server-IP/joomla

How To Install Joomla In Ubuntu And PHP

Updated Ubuntu System Packages

# sudo apt update -y && sudo apt upgrade -y

Install Apache and PHP in Ubuntu

Install PHP 7.4 on Ubuntu 20.04

# sudo apt install apache2 libapache2-mod-php7.2 openssl php-imagick php7.2-common php7.2-curl php7.2-gd php7.2-imap php7.2-intl php7.2-json php7.2-ldap php7.2-mbstring php7.2-mysql php7.2-pgsql php-smbclient php-ssh2 php7.2-sqlite3 php7.2-xml php7.2-zip

Install PHP 7.4 on Ubuntu 18.04

# sudo apt -y install software-properties-common
# sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php
# sudo apt-get update
# sudo apt install apache2 libapache2-mod-php7.4 openssl php-imagick php7.4-common php7.4-curl php7.4-gd php7.4-imap php7.4-intl php7.4-json php7.4-ldap php7.4-mbstring php7.4-mysql php7.4-pgsql php-ssh2 php7.4-sqlite3 php7.4-xml php7.4-zip
# sudo dpkg -l apache2
# sudo systemctl start apache2
# sudo systemctl enable apache2

Install MariaDB in Ubuntu

# sudo apt install mariadb-server
# sudo mysql_secure_installation
Enter current password for root (enter for none): Enter
Set root password? [Y/n]: Y
New password: Type your password
Re-enter new password: Type your password
Remove anonymous users? [Y/n]: Y
Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n]: Y
Remove test database and access to it? [Y/n]:  Y
Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n]:  Y

Create a Joomla Database

# sudo mysql -u root -p
MariaDB [(none)]> create user 'USER_NAME'@'localhost' identified by 'PASSWORD';
MariaDB [(none)]> CREATE DATABASE joomla_db;
MariaDB [(none)]> GRANT ALL ON joomla_db.* TO ‘joomla_user’@’localhost’ IDENTIFIED BY ‘[email protected]’;
MariaDB [(none)]> FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
MariaDB [(none)]> EXIT;

Download Joomla in Ubuntu

# sudo wget https://downloads.joomla.org/cms/joomla3/3-9-26/Joomla_3-9-26-Stable-Full_Package.zip
# sudo mkdir /var/www/html/joomla
# sudo unzip Joomla_3-9-26-Stable-Full_Package.zip -d /var/www/html/joomla

Set permission

# sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html/joomla
# sudo chmod -R 755 /var/www/html/joomla

Restart service

# sudo systemctl restart apache2

Configure Apache for Joomla

# sudo vim /etc/apache2/sites-available/joomla.conf

Paste the configuration below into the file and save.

<VirtualHost *:80>
ServerAdmin [email protected]
DocumentRoot /var/www/html/joomla/
ServerName example.com
ServerAlias www.example.com

 ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log
 CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined

 <Directory /var/www/html/joomla/>
        Options FollowSymlinks
        AllowOverride All
        Require all granted
 </Directory>

Next, enable the virtual hosts’ file.

# sudo a2ensite joomla.conf
# sudo a2enmod rewrite
# sudo systemctl restart apache2

Finalizing the Joomla Installation in Ubuntu
Go to

http:// server-IP/joomla

The webpage below will be displayed. Fill in the required details such as Site name, Email address, username, and password, and click on the ‘Next’ button.

In the next section, fill out the database details such as database type (Select MySQLI), database user, database name, and database password. Then click ‘Next

Scroll down to the ‘Pre-installation Check’ and ‘Recommended settings’ sections and confirm that all the required packages are installed and the settings are correct.

Then click the ‘Install’ button. The setup of Joomla will commence as shown.

Remove installation folder

FAQs For Joomla Application

1. What kind of services Assistnix provide?

At AssistNix, we offer a complete consulting service for open source applications, like Joomla, in addition to installing and configuring Joomla on-site. If you have issues with your self-hosted server, we offer services to fix the problems, so that you will not face any issues. Apart from all this, we also offer highly professional and trustworthy Magento hosting services. These services can be enjoyed at very low rates as well. The quality of our services is never compromised in our effort to offer affordable rates.

2. Are there Assistnix demos or trial versions available?

There is a demo or trial version of AssistNix available for download. Our trial and demo services have been made available to the general public so that those who are unsure whether they would like to utilize our service can try it out for free.

With AssistNix, you can view a demo of your favorite open-source application in real-time, with demos of all major open source applications, we provide hosting space and support for community-driven apps. AssistNix provides applications, security, and compliance consultation, maintenance, and support well suited to the specific needs of your organization.

Using our expertise, you can spend your time on business expansion instead of managing applications. You don't need to spend precious time managing infrastructure or specifications because we provide product and technology services.

3. How can I receive Assistnix support?

Contacting AssistNix is a simple and straightforward process. We offer several ways for our clients to reach out to us. According to your membership level, you may contact us by email, phone, via our support portal, or via our support forums. You can always count on our team to provide you with the assistance you need. We will take care of any problem you're experiencing. Our team will respond as soon as possible no matter how you contact us.

4. How does the AssistNix team’s work?

All our staff members have high-level skills and experience. They always pay attention to every detail when providing services to clients. Please contact us if you would like to have a chance to trial our service so that you can see how we work. You will receive consulting services, hosting services, and distribution of open-source software from us. Support is provided to all our customers from the starting point until the end of the project. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at any time.

5. Is Assistnix provide free services?

AssistNix does not offer free services. Payment is required in order to use the service. One of the best things about our service is that it is very affordable. Therefore, you need not worry about your budget when taking advantage of our impeccable services. You can be assured that our highly professional and impeccable services will not break your budget. But there is no free service available at AssistNix. For a free trial, you can test out our service to see if it's worth it. If you think it's worth it, you can make a purchase from us.

6. What is the pricing of AssistNix?

AssistNix prices are very reasonable, as mentioned previously. If you choose to use our services, you will be pleasantly surprised. A budget estimate will be prepared for you when you come to us. We promise not to go over that budget estimate. If there are small variations from the estimate budget, we will inform you first. We maintain an extremely transparent pricing system so that our customers know exactly what they are paying for. We offer very affordable services at AssistNix, so contact us today.

7. List of open source projects and CRM software on which AssistNix provides support systems.

With AssistNix, you can examine any open source demo online, which can save you time and help you to save resources, which includes demos for the most popular open source applications. We deliver technology and product services, so you don't have to worry about managing infrastructure or specifications.

Project management softwares, you can get supports from AssistNix:

Focalboard

OpenProject

RedMine

Ecommerce Platform, you can get supports from AssistNix:

OpenCart

Magento CMS

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CRM Platform, you can get supports from AssistNix:

SuiteCRM

Odoo CRM

EspoCRM

8. How long is each Joomla! version supported

The Joomla Project provides support for each major version of Joomla for a specific period of time, starting on the date it was first released. A minimum period of 4 years support will be provided for every major version of Joomla. The latest minor.patch of a major version should always be used or updated. Backward compatibility is maintained with each minor version update of a major version.

9. If I launch a Joomla! 3 site, will I be able to install extensions?

Yes, extensions can be installed on Joomla 3.x. Those extensions that are compatible with Joomla 3.x will be marked with an icon; however, you should check directly with the developer.

10. How do I get a Joomla 3.x template?

There are currently Joomla 3 template providers, which take advantage of its responsive design. Additionally, some older Joomla 2.5 templates are compatible with Joomla 3 without requiring any modification, but some are not. If you aren't sure if your template is compatible, consult its developer.

11. How do I find Joomla 3.x compatible extensions?

You can visit the Joomla Extensions Directory, which has compatible icons so you can see which extensions work with Joomla 3.x. however, you should check with the extension developer.

Okay, I’m ready and want to upgrade. How do I do the upgrade?

● Read through the Joomla! system requirements first. Check to see that your hosting environment complies.

● Secondly, ensure that all of your extensions (particularly your templates) are compatible with Joomla.

● third, you should set up a test website for the upgrade and test it there first.

● Four, if you're unsure of something, seek help from a trusted developer.

● The fifth tip is to backup all your files and database.

● To do this, go to your Joomla! installation folder. Update the component.

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