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What is Hosting

If you want to publish your website online, then you are required to get a web hosting service. A web hosting is a service that allows users to post a website or web pages onto the internet. Website data is hosted or stored on special computers known as servers. To access any website, the user needs to type the website address (Domain Address) into the browser's address bar. After that, the browser will connect the user to the server, and the webpage will be displayed through the browser.

What is Joomla Hosting

Joomla is known as the second most popular CMS platform after WordPress, and it helps users to create and build freely hosted Joomla websites. By giving an option to have a free hosted site for an unlimited time, Joomla aims to become more popular and increase its user base. This service not only helps to cut the overall cost while setting up a Joomla website but also makes it easier to get started. With the Joomla hosting, it just takes a few clicks to launch a website on Joomla.

Note: At the time of creating this article, Joomla sites are hosted on CloudAccess.net with a joomla.com subdomain (For example, www.yourdomain.joomla.com).

What is CloudAccess.net

CloudAccess.net is a hosting company developed by an open-source community. It offers free web hosting and support platform for the Joomla CMS. Your sites will be hosted freely as long as you stay active with it. You can install the extensions and templates without any extra cost. There are some limitations of free hosting on Joomla, as given below:

  • It includes joomla.com subdomain with your website name. For example, www.yourdomain.joomla.com.
  • You have to renew your hosting service once per month to keep your site active. If you do not renew, your site may be removed.
  • Make sure you keep your site safe. Your website may be removed if being used for malicious purposes.

Free Joomla Hosting Specifications

There are some limitations on the hardware configuration provided in the free Joomla hosting service, as follows:

  • 100% Core Joomla or WordPress (Unrestricted)
  • 500MB Disk Space
  • 1 CPU Core
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Free Subdomain
  • FTP/MySQL Access

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