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Joomla Hosting - ASPHostPortal.com :: Joomla Tips for Getting to Google Top 10

clock March 15, 2017 05:56 by author Armend

You may disregard this article if starting a website on Joomla solely for your personal needs and are not interested in making it visible to the whole Web community. Oh, you are still reading – in this case, you definitely decided to make Google fall in love with your website and show it up on the desired 1st page of the search results. Search Engine Optimization is no easy task, but with time and perseverance you’ll pursue your goal. Here are the first simple, but really indispensable steps from iJoomla.com which will take your Joomla site closer to top rankings in Google.

  • 1. Your Site Name should be your site’s name. There can be a temptation to cram as many keywords as possible into the “Site Name” field. It doesn’t help and when users register at your site, they get an email saying “Welcome to Widgets, Buy Widgets, Cheap Widgets, Bargain Widgets!” You don’t want that.
  • 2. Turn off your PDF links. When we analyze Joomla! Sites, we often find PDFs ranking higher than the original pages. Because PDF pages have no menu links, they’re a dead-end. Users can’t move from the PDF to the rest of your site. So turn off those links.
  • 3. Don’t waste your site’s link juice with lots of social bookmarking links. Lets face it, very few pages have a chance to hit the Digg home page or do well on Reddit, so only place those buttons on your best articles. Your visitors appreciate clean, uncluttered pages — and so do search engines.
  • 4. Redirect the www and non-www versions of your site to the same place. All you need to do is add this little piece of code to your .htaccess file.
  • 5. Turn on your cache. Search in Google and you’ll see a size for each site. Smaller, faster sites are more popular with visitors and with Google. One easy way to make your site act small and load faster is to turn on your cache in Global Configuration.
  • 6. Enter a full description for all your sections and categories. These pages are great for organizing your site… and for improving Page Rank. If you organize your sections and categories carefully, your site becomes very easy for both people and search-engine spiders to navigate.
  • 7. Less is often more Having thousands of Joomla! pages indexed in Google isn’t always a good thing, especially if those pages don’t bring value. Some components, for example, can produce lots of extra pages that are completely worthless. One easy way to check if your site is putting garbage on Google is to search for site:mydomain.com. If you find pages that don’t have good content, you might want to remove them.
  • 8. Empty your global configuration metadata. I’m sure you’re all big fans of Joomla!, but I’m equally sure that “Joomla! – the dynamic portal engine and content management system” doesn’t describe your site. Take it out. Now you know what to start with for great Joomla SEO. This platform has great possibilities for creating a website that will rock the Net. If you’re considering migration to Joomla from your current CMS platform or in case your Joomla 1.5 or 2.5 requires an update, check out ASPHostPortal.com which can handle your Joomla content migration or update easily and totally automatedly letting you focus on promoting your online project.

 

Joomla Hosting Recommendation

ASPHostPortal.com provides our customers with Plesk Panel, one of the most popular and stable control panels for Windows hosting, as free. You could also see the latest .NET framework, a crazy amount of functionality as well as Large disk space, bandwidth, MSSQL databases and more. All those give people the convenience to build up a powerful site in Windows server. We offers Joomla hosting starts from $1/month only. We also guarantees 30 days money back and guarantee 99.9% uptime. If you need a reliable affordable Joomla Hosting, we should be your best choice.



Joomla Hosting - ASPHostPortal.com :: Deploying Joomla Containers using Docker Compose

clock March 8, 2017 04:56 by author Armend

Deploying Joomla Containers using Docker Compose

Docker Compose is a tool that allows you to deploy an application composed by multiple containers. For example, imagine that you want to deploy Joomla. It requires two containers, the web application (which it also runs the web server apache) and the database.

 

Deploying using the docker CLI

First, let's deploy Joomla using the Docker command line interface.

  • Run the database container. We do it first because the database is a dependency of the application.

docker run --name db -e MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD=my-secret-pw mysql

  • Run the application container, link it to the database and map the port 80

docker run --name my-joomla --link db:mysql -d -p 80:80 joomla

Executing containers in the background

The previous commands allows you to run the containers and all the logs will be shown in the terminal. If you want to run the containers in the background, you need to add the parameter -d
docker run -d --name  db -e MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD=my-secret-pw mysql

Stopping containers

If you want to stop and delete a running container, allowing you to start another container with the same name, you just need to execute the following command. The last parameter is the container name.

docker rm -f db

NOTE: you can get the name of all running containers executing the command docker ps )

Installing Docker

You can install Docker by executing the following command:

curl -sSL https://get.docker.com/ | sh

Deploying using Docker Compose

Docker compose makes things more simple. It allows you to create a simple YAML file that will contain everything required to orchestrate both containers. Let's run the previous example using Docker Compose.
Create a file called compose-joomla.yml with the following content:
joomla:

  image: joomla
  links:
    - db:mysql
  ports:
    - 80:80
db:
  image: mysql
  environment:
    MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD: example
and run docker-compose up
docker-compose up

Installing Docker Compose

If you do not have Docker Compose installed yet, you can do it by executing the following commands:

curl -sL https://github.com/docker/compose/releases/download/1.5.2/docker-compose-`uname -s`-`uname -m` > /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose

Deploying Containers in the Cloud using Manageacloud

First, in our account, we create a server configuration, called docker_compose_joomla, using shell, for Ubuntu 14.04 and using the following content:

#!/bin/bash
set -x # enable debug
# install docker
curl -sSL https://get.docker.com/ | sh
# install docker compose
curl -sL https://github.com/docker/compose/releases/download/1.5.2/docker-compose-`uname -s`-`uname -m` > /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
# add the configuration for joomla using Docker Compose
mkdir ~/compose-joomla
cat > ~/compose-joomla/docker-compose.yml << EOL
joomla:
  image: joomla
  links:
    - db:mysql
  ports:
    - 80:80
db:
  image: mysql
  environment:
    MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD: example
EOL
# execute both containers
cd ~/compose-joomla/ && /usr/local/bin/docker-compose up -d

Running applications in the cloud

A server configuration is everything that is required to run applications in the cloud using Manageacloud.
Deploying from the web interface
There are two ways to deploy a server from the web interface:

  • By clicking "Quick Deployment" from the server configuration view
  • By clicking "Production" or "Testing" from the advanced deployment page

Deploying using the mac cli

You can also deploy from the command line interface:

mac instance create -c docker_compose_joomla

Installing mac Command Line Interface

You can install mac cli by executing the following command:

curl -sSL https://manageacloud.com/mac | bash

Deploying using Manageacloud triggers

The mac cli and the web interface requires credentials and some other minor tweaks to run. However, if you use triggers , you will isolate all that complexity. You can deploy just by executing a POST into an URL.

  • First, create a new trigger at you account
  • Comment out the lines that contains the credentials:

export MAC_USER=[...]
export MAC_APIKEY[...]

  • Add the following line to the trigger

mac instance create -c docker_compose_joomla

Now you can run the trigger, deploying the application, just executing a POST to an URL. Example:

curl -X POST https://manageacloud.com/trigger/my_trigger_65rov8bpp6pl8dr

Triggers and Webhooks

Triggers are bash scripts that isolates all the credentials and complexity. Triggers are specially ideal to run in Webhooks as part of the Continuous Integration or Continuous Deployment pipeline.

Deploying using macfiles

Sometimes is just not good enough to deploy single servers as you need to use infrastructure resources such as load balancers, autoscaling groups and more.
macfile is a technology agnostic framework that allows you to integrate any technology that uses bash . Access to the quickstart guide for more information.

Deploying using API

If you want to integrate the deployment of Joomla with an application, you should use the API to create the server. For example:

$ curl -X POST -i -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
-H "Authorization: ApiKey username:myhashedpass" -d \
'{"hardware": "512mb", "cookbook_tag": "docker_compose_joomla", "location": "sfo1", }' \
https://manageacloud.com/api/v1/instance

Deploying using Manageacloud scripts

Sometimes you need to deploy server configurations in existing servers. In this case, you can deploy using the Manageacloud script, accessible from the deployment page. For example:

curl -sSL https://manageacloud.com/api/cm/configuration/docker_compose_joomla/ubuntu/manageacloud-production-script.sh | bash

When should I use Manageacloud scripts ?

You can use Manageacloud script in many different cases, for example:

  • In the Dockerfile to create the configuration of your container
  • If you create development servers using Virtual Box
  • and more

Conclusion

Docker Compose is a fantastic tool to deploy containers and microservices in the cloud. Using it along ManageaCloud offer us the flexibility required to deploy applications in the cloud, covering many different use cases and deployment scenarios.

Joomla Hosting Recommendation

ASPHostPortal.com provides our customers with Plesk Panel, one of the most popular and stable control panels for Windows hosting, as free. You could also see the latest .NET framework, a crazy amount of functionality as well as Large disk space, bandwidth, MSSQL databases and more. All those give people the convenience to build up a powerful site in Windows server. We offers Joomla hosting starts from $1/month only. We also guarantees 30 days money back and guarantee 99.9% uptime. If you need a reliable affordable Joomla Hosting, we should be your best choice.



Joomla Hosting - ASPHostPortal.com :: Top 10 Joomla! SEO Tips and Tricks

clock March 1, 2017 04:56 by author Armend

SEO may sound complicated and expensive, but there are a number of things you can do to improve your search engine ranking that won’t have you spending a dime or tearing your hair out. 

  • Don’t install any sample data when you set up a Joomla! site.

When you launch your Joomla! Site, it’s very easy to forget to delete all the demo articles that come with it. That will give you pages, links and newsfeeds that are irrelevant to your topic. Delete your sample data and don’t forget to empty your trash as well!

  • Your Site Name should be your site’s name.

There can be a temptation to cram as many keywords as possible into the “Site Name” field. It doesn’t help and when users register at your site, they get an email saying “Welcome to Widgets, Buy Widgets, Cheap Widgets, Bargain Widgets!” You don’t want that.

  • Turn off your PDF links.

When we analyze Joomla! Sites, we often find PDFs ranking higher than the original pages. Because PDF pages have no menu links, they’re a dead-end. Users can’t move from the PDF to the rest of your site. So turn off those links.

  • Don’t waste your site’s link juice with lots of social bookmarking links.

Lets face it, very few pages have a chance to hit the Digg home page or do well on Reddit, so only place those buttons on your best articles. Your visitors appreciate clean, uncluttered pages — and so do search engines.

  • Redirect the www and non-www versions of your site to the same place.

All you need to do is add this little piece of code to your .htaccess file. Note: Replace MyDomain with your domain name and .com with your domain extension.

## Can be commented out if causes errors.
Options FollowSymLinks
# mod_rewrite in use
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^MyDomain\.com$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.MyDomain.com/$1 [R=301,L]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^.*MyDomain\.com [NC]
RewriteRule (.*) http://www.MyDomain.com/$1 [R=301,L
]

  • Turn on your cache.

Search in Google and you’ll see a size for each site. Smaller, faster sites are more popular with visitors and with Google. One easy way to make your site act small and load faster is to turn on your cache in Global Configuration.

  • Enter a full description for all your sections and categories.

These pages are great for organizing your site… and for improving Page Rank. If you organize your sections and categories carefully, your site becomes very easy for both people and search-engine spiders to navigate.

  • Less is often more

Having thousands of Joomla! pages indexed in Google isn’t always a good thing, especially if those pages don’t bring value. Some components, for example, can produce lots of extra pages that are completely worthless. One easy way to check if your site is putting garbage on Google is to search for site:mydomain.com. If you find pages that don’t have good content, you might want to remove them.

  • Empty your global configuration metadata.

I’m sure you’re all big fans of Joomla!, but I’m equally sure that “Joomla! – the dynamic portal engine and content management system” doesn’t describe your site. Take it out.

  • Be confident.

Joomla! is fantastic software that allows you to easily create lots of high quality pages that are great for your SEO. If you keep a close eye on your site and take the time to learn how Joomla! works, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t have top-flight search engine rankings!

Joomla Hosting Recommendation

ASPHostPortal.com provides our customers with Plesk Panel, one of the most popular and stable control panels for Windows hosting, as free. You could also see the latest .NET framework, a crazy amount of functionality as well as Large disk space, bandwidth, MSSQL databases and more. All those give people the convenience to build up a powerful site in Windows server. We offers Joomla hosting starts from $1/month only. We also guarantees 30 days money back and guarantee 99.9% uptime. If you need a reliable affordable Joomla Hosting, we should be your best choice.

 



Joomla Hosting - ASPHostPortal.com :: Joomla Security Issues that Get Sites Hacked

clock February 22, 2017 04:56 by author Armend

As Joomla site recovery specialists, we're regularly approached for help and see the same Joomla vulnerabilities come up time and again. What's sad is that they are incredibly easy to correct, but once a Joomla site is hacked it comes at considerable cost to get it fixed and secure again.

The Security Issues

#Issue 1: Build it and Forget It
The number one cause of hacked sites is lack of maintenance. It is incredibly simple and doesn't require much investment in time, but most sites get hacked simply because they do not stay up-to-date with the security releases for the Joomla core or its extensions.


The problem stems from the fact that hackers are more and more aggressive and use automated tools to execute attacks at scale. 10 years ago you could leave a site as it was for several years, but these days any open source software, including Joomla, requires maintenance and security patch application.
The web is a wild west and your website needs to stay up-to-date if you're going to keep the desperadoes out.

The fix:

  • Create a schedule for checking for and applying updates.
  • Sign up for notifications from the Joomla vulnerability database and the Joomla core security notification list.

If you're the site builder: make sure and offer your clients some form of maintenance service. Include it on any estimates or proposals you provide them along with the rationale for why it is important.

#Issue 2: Lazy Passwords

If you don't take password security seriously, your site will be hacked. Password guessing is an incredibly common attack because of how often it's successful. No one likes to have to remember difficult passwords but it is essential to security.
Passwords that are simple words with numbers or relatively short are quickly guessed using automated "brute force" attacks.

The fix:

Use long passwords that are nonsensical and use a few special characters, but that you can remember. This works because password length creates complexity which makes using a computer script to guess them difficult so long as there is some variation.
For example: president!Tokyo!furious!zebra
If you're the site builder: make sure and explain to your clients why this is important and provide them with these longer passwords.

#Issue 3: Self Hosting (or Bottom Barrel Hosts)

It's not difficult to get a virtual private server, dedicated server, or even in-house box set up. For some agencies and freelancers its attractive because you can host many sites at a cost savings compared to shared or reseller hosting. However, it's critical that the server environment is set up with the security packages and configured correctly. Additionally, just like for any Joomla website, servers require maintenance in order for the security to remain effective.
Even if your Joomla site is in good shape, if your server is vulnerable, you're going to end up hacked. We get many requests for help from agencies and individuals that have self hosted or chosen bottom barrel hosting providers and ended up in trouble.

The fix:

Either use some form of a managed server or hire a system administrator to regularly audit your server security.

#Issue 4: Poorly Chosen Extensions & Templates

Poorly chosen extensions and templates often create flaws in Joomla security (more on this below.) Here are a couple common scenarios:

  • A site builder needs functionality which is more esoteric and has a hard time finding a solution. They find an extension which fits the need fairly well, but doesn't appear to be of high quality or well-maintained. They install the extension anyways and trust that everything will work out.
  • A site builder tries to save some money by downloading a commercial extension or template from a free scripts website and not the developer (it's not quite pirating because it's open-source, but still unethical because they are sticking the developer by not supporting their work.)

These are scenarios in which not only may holes be being created in the Joomla security, but that the site builder may actively be incorporating malware and other malicious code without realizing it.

The fix:

Use extensions and templates from reputable sources. If you can't find one, either hire a Joomla developer or Joomla development company to create it bespoke or find another solution for the need if you can't afford custom work.
Sometimes it's better to do without then to do with!

#Issue 5: Legacy Directories/Code

For any site that's been on the web for more than a couple years, it's likely that it has accumulated some legacy code. If this code isn't cleaned up, it significantly increases the chances that the site will be compromised. This is because over time more and more vulnerabilities are discovered by hackers.

The 3 most common scenarios:

  • The webmaster or site builder installs an extension, doesn't end up using it, and forgets about it.
  • A Joomla developer working on the site creates a staging or backup directory to test some updates in and once the updates are incorporated in the live site forgets to remove the staging directory from the server.
  • The website uses multiple applications and while one is actively updated the others are neglected. For example, a Joomla site with a WordPress blog that is not updated.

The fix:

  • Once or twice a year audit your Joomla extensions for anything that you're no longer using and uninstall it.
  • Check for and remove any staging or backup directories. Whenever you're finished using a staging directory, make sure you clean it up as a final step.
  • Remember that vulnerabilities can be exposed by any code on your server, so make sure and keep all applications updated with the latest security patches.

What About Joomla Security Holes?

Joomla is developed by veteran developers who are highly aware of the security environment of the Internet and the risks involved. Joomla has a built-in security model to combat common vulnerabilities in web applications. Because of these factors, even though the core application is under an incredibly high level of scrutiny by hackers it rarely has significant security issues and when they are discovered they are patched very quickly.

Security holes are more likely to appear in poorly coded extensions that don't use the Joomla security model due to the inexperience or laziness of the developer. This is why it's critical to be particular when choosing extensions and not haphazardly installing everything that might work.

Joomla Hosting Recommendation

ASPHostPortal.com provides our customers with Plesk Panel, one of the most popular and stable control panels for Windows hosting, as free. You could also see the latest .NET framework, a crazy amount of functionality as well as Large disk space, bandwidth, MSSQL databases and more. All those give people the convenience to build up a powerful site in Windows server. We offers Joomla hosting starts from $1/month only. We also guarantees 30 days money back and guarantee 99.9% uptime. If you need a reliable affordable Joomla Hosting, we should be your best choice.



Joomla Hosting - ASPHostPortal.com :: How To Remove Index.php in Joomla

clock February 8, 2017 05:26 by author Armend

So you setup your Joomla! website, produced it live, as well as a couple of weeks/months/years later realised that you'd forgotten to allow the HTAccess file for SEF URL's. The finish result becoming that as an alternative to obtaining a nice Search Engine (and user) friendly URL like /category/Blogs/post/, you as an alternative have /index.php/category/Blogs/post/.
You may just enable the HTAccess file, but all of the old URL's will return a 404. Not excellent if your web site has currently been indexed by search engines, even significantly less fantastic if you have got a great deal of inbound links on other web sites.

 


It's in fact incredibly straightforward to resolve, and within this post I'll be displaying you the two simple steps you need to take to configure your web site to redirect the old /index.php/* URLs towards the nice SEF ones you would like.

The very first step is easy, we want to allow the HTAccess file (assuming you haven't currently). In the root of one's Joomla! internet site can be a file named htaccess.txt, rename it to .htaccess

Second step: We need to have to add a mod_Rewrite rule to catch the old-style hyperlinks. Open .htaccess inside a text editor and uncover the line "RewriteEngine On". Right away under add the following (lines with a hash are comments, it is possible to skip these if required)

# Make sure the requested URL isn't a file or directory
# Why you'd create a directory called index.php, but best to be sure
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f

# Use a reg-Ex to find URL's where index.php is followed by something.
# If so, create a redirect to whatever followed the slash
RewriteRule ^index.php/(.*)$ /$1 [R=301]

Do not forget to save the file!

Now in the event you visit http://yoursite/index.php/category/Blogs/post/ you should be redirected to http//yoursite/category/Blogs/post/. Due to the fact you are sending a 301 (Permanently moved), the search engines must update their indexes at the same time.

It really is something folks encounter a good deal, but as you'll be able to see it's incredibly straightforward to resolve.

Joomla Hosting Recommendation

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Joomla Hosting - ASPHostPortal.com :: How To Disable Joomla in Home Page

clock February 1, 2017 05:00 by author Armend

In case you are utilizing Joomla CMS dependent web-site and hate overlapping visibility of Joomla components on the website property web page, then you definitely have found the appropriate write-up to receive rid off with this monsters trouble. However, Joomla parts plays a crucial function in improving the practical talents of a web-site, although the overt existence of these equipment can destroy the appears of your enticing website homepage.

 

Step: 1

Develop a new module and set the location as frontcomp:
You need to place below given codes into the index file of your Joomla template.

<?php if($this->countModules(‘frontcomp’)) : ?>
<jdoc:include type=”modul es” name=”frontcomp” style=”xhtml” />
<?php endif; ?>


Step: 2

Now Replace Below Code With Display Component:

<?php if(!$this->countModules(‘frontcomp’)) : ?>
<jdoc:include type=”message” />
<jdoc:include type=”component” />
<?php endif; ?>

Step:3

Creation of Custom Module

It is the third step of your process. Now, you need to create a new and customized HTML module, set the position of module as Frontcomp and select homepage only to display.
That’s it! You have done it fabulously, Now, you can visit your website and check the expected changes. If you did not find overlapping Joomla components at the home page of your website, then you have certainly did a great job.

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ASPHostPortal.com is the leading provider of Windows hosting and affordable Joomla Hosting. Joomla 3.4 Hosting from ASPHostPortal.com provides a safe, reliable and performance-driven foundation for your Joomla website. Joomla is the perfect Content Management System for managing and developing your website with one of ASPHostPortal’s Hosting plans. ASPHostPortal has ability to support the latest Microsoft and ASP.NET technology, such as: WebMatrix, WebDeploy, Visual Studio 2015, .NET 5/ASP.NET 4.5.2, ASP.NET MVC 6.0/5.2, Silverlight 6 and Visual Studio Lightswitch, ASPHostPortal guarantees the highest quality product, top security, and unshakeable reliability, carefully chose high-quality servers, networking, and infrastructure equipment to ensure the utmost reliability. 



ASPHostPortal.com Announces WooCommerce Hosting Solution

clock January 31, 2017 12:05 by author ben

Established in 2008, ASPHostPortal.com is one of the leading ASP.NET hosting provider offering quality service with premium support. We maintains and operates its own network. Our servers are built using the latest technology and housed in 4 continent (US, Europe, Asia, and Australia). Our company is passionate about hosting and strive to deliver an excellent level of service to each customer. Today, we support WooCommerce hosting for all new or exist customers.

WooCommerce is a free eCommerce plugin that allows you to sell anything, beautifully. Built to integrate seamlessly with WordPress, WooCommerce is the world’s favorite eCommerce solution that gives both store owners and developers complete control.

With endless flexibility and access to hundreds of free and premium WordPress extensions, WooCommerce now powers 30% of all online stores -- more than any other platform.

ASPHostPortal.com is set up with an aim to serve customers in an excellent manner by providing them quality service. We offer WooCommerce hosting with affordable price, a lot of features, 99.99% uptime guarantee, 24/7 support, and 30 days money back guarantee. Therefore, our focus is always aimed at making sure customers are constantly able to achieve optimal performance and usability with all of the services that we offer. To learn more about our WooCommerce Hosting, please visit http://asphostportal.com/WooCommerce-Hosting

About ASPHostPortal.com:
ASPHostPortal.com is The Best, Cheap and Recommended ASP.NET & Linux Hosting. ASPHostPortal.com has ability to support the latest Microsoft, ASP.NET, and Linux technology, such as: such as: WebMatrix, Web Deploy, Visual Studio, Latest ASP.NET Version, Latest ASP.NET MVC Version, Silverlight and Visual Studio Light Switch, Latest MySql version, Latest PHPMyAdmin, Support PHP, etc. Their service includes shared hosting, reseller hosting, and Sharepoint hosting, with speciality in ASP.NET, SQL Server, and Linux solutions. Protection, trustworthiness, and performance are at the core of hosting operations to make certain every website and software hosted is so secured and performs at the best possible level.



Joomla Hosting - ASPHostPortal.com :: How to solve Joomla is not able to install the extensions

clock January 25, 2017 08:06 by author ben

According to dj-extensions website. This tutorial will be helpful if you have recently updated your Joomla to 3.6 and you're not able install the extensions from your Joomla admin panel (no installation tabs visible).

How to check if it's your case?

  1. Open your Joomla administrator panel
  2. Go to Extensions->Manage->Install
  3. If you see this information: "No installation plugin has been enabled. At least one must be enabled to be able to use the installer. Go to the Plugin Manager to enable the plugins."
  4. Now click the "Plugin manager" button.
  5. If you do not see any plugin there and you see the information " There are no plugins installed matching your query", it looks like you have this error and you should fix it.

Luckily there is a quick solution.
Let's see how to resolve this issue. Follow these few steps:

  1. Go to Extensions->Manage->Discover
  2. You'll see there a list of discovered plugins (if not just click "Discover")
  3. Now check all the plugins and click "Install"
  4. You should see the message: "Discover install successful".
  5. Now Go to Extensions->Manage->Install and click the "Plugin manager" button.
  6. Plugins should be visible now. Check the installation plugins and click "enable"
  7. Now you can go back to Extensions->Manage->Install

You are now able to upload & install Joomla extension.

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Joomla Hosting - ASPHostPortal.com :: How to enable two-step authentication in Joomla

clock January 25, 2017 05:01 by author Armend

How to enable two-step authentication in Joomla

Two-step authentication is a safety feature that adds an extra layer of security on your Joomla site. Two factor authentication (2FA) is widely used in most of the popular online services. Here is how to enable 2-step authentication in your Joomla site.
First login to your Joomla administrator area. Go to Users > User Manager. It will show a link to your profile with name, username, email address etc. You need to edit your profile to enable two step verification. So, click on your name to open the profile editing page.


Navigate to the Two Factor Authentication tab.

There are two methods for using the two-step authentication. One is powered by Google Authenticator and another method provided by YubiKey.

 

We will explore both of them one by one. Let's start with the Google Authenticator (GA) method.

Enabling Google Authenticator

To use this method, select Google Authenticator from the drop-down menu. It will bring the initial setup page.

 

Step 1: Get the Authenticator App

Get the official Google Authenticator app in order to activate and use the service in your Joomla site. There are some unofficial apps as well that can be used with Google Authenticator.

Step 2: Setup the Feature

Run the Google Authenticator app on your device. It will show two options to add the site to GA. You can either scan the barcode or enter the provided key on the setup page of your site.

Step 3: Activate GA

 

This step checks whether your device is compatible with the Google Authenticator app. Open the app after linking the site with the service using the QR code or the key. It will display a security code for your newly added site. Enter that code into your site's specific field and press the Save button.
Note, the Google Authenticator app generates new codes in every 30 seconds. A code directly provided by the app is usable within 30 seconds after it is created.

Enabling Yubikey Authenticator

Yubikey is a physical two-factor verification tool. If you have this option enabled, you will need to insert the key token into the USB port of your computer. In login area, type your username-password and click inside the security key field. Then press the Yubikey golden disk- you will be signed in.
To enable Yubikey, select it from the drop-down menu.

Now insert the Yubikey tool inside your computer's USB port. Click inside the security code field and touch the golden disk for one second. Save the profile settings.

The Yubikey authenticator will be enabled for your site.

After enabling a two-step authentication method, you will get 10 backup codes (on the edit profile page) that can be used in case you ever lose access to the two-factor authenticator device. Keep these codes in a safe place. Please remember, you won't be able to sign-in to your site if you don't have any valid security code. So, print the backup codes and preserve safely. You have been warned!


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