Joomla is an open source Content Management System (CMS), which is used to build websites and online applications. It is free and extendable which is separated into frontend templates and back-end templates (administrator). Joomla is developed using PHP, Object Oriented Programming, software design patterns and MySQL (used for storing the data).

Why choose Joomla?

Joomla can be used to make almost any kind of a website. Whether you’re interested in making a small, personal blog, or an enormous online store with thousands of pages, Joomla has got you covered. It is very flexible, reliable and it is an all-purpose solution. Unlike WordPress, which is mainly a blogging and small website platform, and unlike Drupal which is meant mostly for biggest the sites.

Joomla has all three types of social networks supported. They are created very easily and will be useful for many different websites. Also, this platform is an excellent option for web stores and setting one up is pretty much painless, far easier than both in Drupal or WordPress.

Joomla is a great option when your website is still small, as you will be able to maintain it yourself. And then later when it (hopefully) gets bigger, you can expand and maybe hire someone to do the maintenance for you. But, since it’s far less complicated than Drupal, Joomla has cheaper developers that are not that hard to find. But you will probably be okay even on your own since all you need to run a Joomla website is some basic HTML knowledge, nothing more than that.

If you ever find yourself stuck, or needing assistance, don’t worry. Joomla has one of the greatest CMS communities. You will have no trouble browsing through many useful tutorials available. There are also excellent forums and discussion boards filled with useful answers. Their support is not ideal, but it certainly gets the job done.

Joomla did a great job recently as it has improved dramatically on the SEO field. It’s no longer necessary to search for third party plugins and achieving decent ranking on search engines such as Google will no longer be an issue.