Joomla! is a content management system that is continuously increasing its range and gaining an increasing number of fans. Thanks to its ease of use and clearly arranged user interface, it is the ideal solution for small and medium-sized businesses.
Joomla! is a content management system (content management system) that had its origins in the Mambo project. Australian company Miro has the rights to the Mambo name, but fell out with the developer community for various reasons. Without further ado, the community set up its own project based on Mambo code and called it Joomla!, which is Swahili for “all together” or “as a whole”. Marketed under GNU/GPL, version 1.5 of Joomla! has been available since 2008. Nevertheless, development is continuing inexorably after reaching this actual milestone. Joomla! 1.5 saw the completion of the breakaway from Mambo.
An Apache server is a prerequisite for the use of Joomla! in a webhosting environment. MySQL is used as a database. An up-to-date version of PHP must also be installed. Thanks to a huge community of developers, countless extensions that are easy to implement are available free of charge for Joomla! This means that very little development work is required unless an exceptionally special project is to be realized.
Together with TYPO3, Joomla! is one of the best-known and feature-rich Open Source content management systems. Version 1.5 completed the step to a professional content management system. Today, while major professional projects can be realized with Joomla!, the use of TYPO3 should be considered whenever greater flexibility and individualization are required.