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The Bitnami Joomla! Stack provides a one-click install solution for Joomla!. Download installers and virtual machines, or run your own Joomla! server in the cloud.

While there are a lot of content management systems out there, few can boast as many downloads as Joomla! Originally released in 2005, Joomla! has some very powerful features such as an intuitive WYSIWYG editor, content scheduling, SEO-friendly URLs, and more. You won’t feel alone or stranded if you use Joomla! because the very active and vibrant community behind the CMS has contributed thousands of free and commercial plugins, offers global and local meetups (and even a Joomla! community magazine), and commits frequently to the code base.

Joomla! Features

Joomla! includes all the critical features needed to manage Web content, including WYSIWYG editing, a file manager, navigation manager and templating system. It's easy to build mobile websites and integrate RSS feeds, and Joomla! also includes built-in page caching and page compression for maximum performance. Since Joomla! uses a modular architecture, it's easy to add new custom functionality to a Joomla! website, by installing a community or commercial plugin or even by writing your own.

Bitnami Joomla! Stack

The Bitnami Joomla! Stack is a one-click installer that lets you easily install Joomla! and its dependencies. You can use it to run Joomla! in the cloud, on your hosted server or on your local development system, in mere minutes. Important advantages of the Bitnami Joomla! Stack are:

  • Integrated: Our stack includes everything Joomla! needs (including Apache, MySQL and PHP) to run, plus it's all pre-configured. There's no need to download or configure anything, you can just get started building your website instantly.
  • Secure: We update our Joomla! stack every time a new Joomla! version is released, ensuring you always have the latest security and bug fixes.
  • Free: Our stack is freely available under the Apache 2.0 license (individual components may have different licenses).

Joomla! Cloud Hosting with Bitnami

There's no shortage of hosting options for Joomla!. Many hosting providers offer Joomla! pre-installed, and you can also install and configure it yourself if you're willing to spend the time and effort. But using the Bitnami Joomla! Stack with Bitnami's cloud hosting options offers you a number of additional advantages:

  • Backups: With Bitnami's Web-based dashboard, you can backup your Joomla! website hourly, daily or weekly. Backups can be easily restored, giving you maximum peace of mind.
  • Monitoring: Bitnami offers graphical tools to let you monitor your Joomla! server's performance in the cloud and optimize your deployment as needed.
  • Cloning: If you're trying to troubleshoot website problems, Bitnami's cloning feature is invaluable. It lets you make an exact copy of your production server, so that you can analyze and debug website issues in an "almost-real" environment.
  • Scalability: As your website grows in popularity, you can use Bitnami's Web-based dashboard to instantly add new cloud servers or upgrade existing ones to handle the increased traffic.
  • Consistency: Bitnami's Joomla! Stack works the same way locally and in the cloud. This allows you to seamlessly develop themes, extensions and content for your Joomla! website offline and transfer them to your cloud server without disruption or reconfiguration.

With Bitnami, you can launch your Joomla! instance in either the Amazon, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform clouds. Bitnami offers an easy-to-use Web management console for both Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure and Google users. Find out more about Bitnami Cloud Hosting for AWS, the Bitnami Launchpad for Microsoft Azure and the Bitnami Launchpad for Google Cloud Platform.

Bitnami Joomla! Stack Usage

The Bitnami Joomla! Stack makes it easy to create rich websites and web applications with Joomla!. Some examples include:

  • Personal or family website

    Use Joomla! to tell the world about yourself and your family. Modules are available for photo galleries and social media, and it's easy to create a personal online presence that reflects your family's personality and lets you share news easily.

  • Intranet

    Joomla! makes it easy to set up an intranet presence for your company or team. Users can be assigned different roles and privileges, and the built-in file manager makes it easy to share documents and collaborate on projects.

  • Corporate website

    Joomla! is used by large, well-known companies, including IKEA, eBay and General Electric. It supports content publishing workflows, is scalable to high workloads, and can be easily extended to support new requirements.

  • E-commerce website

    Joomla! can be extended with modules for inventory and order management, shopping carts and online payments, making it easy to sell products online.

Frequently Asked Questions

What components are included with an installation?

See our complete and up-to-date read me document for the specific names and versions of all open source components included.

Is it safe?

We work hard to ensure that Bitnami is a trusted platform. We take extensive steps to ensure that every application Bitnami packages is free of malware. We package software that is distributed by each manufacturer, run our own checks, and update software immediately when we learn of a vulnerability. In addition, we take precaution to protect our own customer information and never sell or give away our customer records. Learn more on our Terms of Use.

What kind of support do you provide?

We offer a bunch of free resources for Bitnami users including:

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  1. Bitnami Joomla! 5

    Unique Mix

    by Carlos Rodríguez on

    Joomla itself is a complete and powerful solution, but if we add speed, it becomes a unique software. Bitnami + Joomla = Unique Mix

    7 out of 8 people found this helpful.

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  2. Bitnami Joomla! 4

    Excellent tool, not for the faint of heart

    by Kent Sessions on

    I'm migrating to to a new CMS system that must support HTML5/CSS3 and joomla was the clear leader with all the extensions!

    Problem was that there are SO many show stoppers, blank screens, file upload failures! that it took my CS buddy to get it (partially) working.

    Overall hopeful but it's been tough out of the gate.

    15 out of 19 people found this helpful.

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  3. Bitnami Joomla! 5

    Quick and easy to install

    by Spadaro Raffaele on

    I installed the platform with a few simple steps. It 's all pretty simple, I had a few minutes the platform available to work.

    14 out of 19 people found this helpful.

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  4. Bitnami Joomla! 5

    Easy fast approach to a joomla I install

    by adrian g on

    This makes installing Joomla so easy, I use it to help kids at the local YMCA install Joomla and show them how to create basic web sites. It's so easy to use for students from as little as 6 years old. Highly recommended for new users, and experienced used who just want to make an install easier.

    19 out of 24 people found this helpful.

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  5. Bitnami Joomla! 5

    Awesome! Easy and fast installation

    by Pablo Arias on

    I'm a Joomla user since a lot of years ago and I've tested this solution from Bitnami to install Joomla!. It's an easy and quick way to deploy Joomla in your computer, a virtual machine or in the cloud. It comes totally updated and with some initial languages installed (English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Chinese, Russian...).

    34 out of 42 people found this helpful.

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