Joomla! is a leading, open-source content management system. It is open source and free, released under a GPL license which allows anyone to download and use it. It is not surprising than nearly 6.7% of all websites worldwide, run on Joomla.
The basic difference between WordPress and Joomla is that Joomla is a portal (or community site) while WordPress is a blog.
Both overlap each other in several areas and can be extended beyond their original purpose thanks to the use of plugins.
Joomla! was released in August 2005 and the first Joomla! website was OpenSourceMatters.org. Open Source Matters is the organization that developed Joomla in conjunction with Joomla community developers.
Joomla has been downloaded more than 93 million times, and has more than 8,000 free and commercial plugins to extend its functionality in the Joomla! Extensions Directory, and more are available from other sources. It’s estimated that Joomla! is the second most used content management system on the Internet after WordPress.
Robust, high-performance hosting is what drives Joomla! and makes it successful. Choosing the right Jooma! web host can improve your SEO and increase user experience. There are various different types of Joomla! hosting options available such as Free, Shared, VPS, Dedicated, and managed hosting. Asporea offer the full range of hosting solutions that are right for your needs.
Best of all you can install Jooma! with one click.