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Good Joomla hosting package


tims31

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Hi,
I have been asked to help set up a site for a local Church which is used as a source of information and also a place that they can download sermons. (Each one is about 5-8mb)

As they wish to be able to edit and add content themselves I thought Joomla would be the best for their needs. The long and short is I tried uploading what I had done to my hosting package to test it (streamline.net) and couldn't get it on there. After reading around it appears that Streamline is very difficult (if not impossible) to get the Joomla package onto!

Can anyone please recommend a good and reasonable hosting package for this site. It would need to probably have a couple of gb of storage and maybe 1gb of traffic a month. They would also like to have email forwarding.

I have guessed around £5.00 a month but can anyone please recommend from experience.

I will also be leaving streamline now thanks to their lack of support to this.

Thanks in advance

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djbenny

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try click here $3.95 a month and can install joomla with 1 click!

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PC Advisor Fan

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click here and you can automaticlty install it

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Dragonfly2

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On another forum I read that "Google Sites" is good. Have a look at click here, it's a website for a church in Swansea. I don't know if it has what you're looking for.

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djbenny

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ok then a uk company based in london click here

hope this help has 1 click install too

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gerri-atrick

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I use 1 and 1 for all my drupal sites ......never had a problem or any downtime :) problem being u need a host that allows databases and php and the lowest on 1 and 1 is the bussiness package at £8.99 PM, but by adding adsense of affiliate adverts that covers the cost or even get a local business to sponsor the site - stay clear of the cheap hosts and always check before you sign up for a year u do get at least one database and php5.

Never tried joomla ...is it any good ? when it came to the choice i chose drupal, would like to know if i made the correct choice ;)

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tims31

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Thanks for all that. I will have a look and see what seems the best. I would prefer a UK host just in case I run into any problems.

I am just getting into Joomla and as a CMS website it seems to be very good. There is a whole load of free templates for it to allow for customisation but will also be taking a look at how to change the default one once I get time. Installing it as well as XAMMP as a local server allows you to develop the site before publishing live.

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tims31

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Plus for anyone interested....I finally used e-noise for the site hosting and they have been excellent throughout.

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Forum Editor

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and for the green tick.

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Martin_y

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Oh, I wish I'd found this before I embarked on my failed quest to install Joomla with streamline. Streamline have a limit of 1 minute process time (sic), so you cant even unzip your Joomla package on their server.

I tried doing ftp of every folder and file, and I still had problems. So I made about 20 zip files, uploaded one by one, and unzipped one by one - still I couldnt get Joomla to work. I installed my database on my local pc and used a local server (Xampp), installed joomla, and everything works perfectly. I am pretty sure I am tied into them for a year, so I will just put up an html and redirect to my new hosting provider, I will try e-noise.

About 40 hours (and £72) wasted with streamline so far!

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