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Joomla 3.0 Hosting - ASPHostPortal:: 10 Reasons to Choose Joomla 3

clock October 29, 2012 08:12 by author Jervis

The Key Points

If you know nothing about Joomla 3 yet, here are the 3 key points:

What is great about Joomla 3? Mobile. Joomla will be the first major, mobile CMS.


Who is Joomla 3 for? Early adopters. You will be able to build sites with Joomla 3 as soon as it is launched. However, as with the first release of most software, there's no need to rush in and use the first version.


I am on Joomla 2.5. What do I do? You can stay right where you are for now. Joomla 2.5 is a wonderful version of Joomla and will be supported until 2014.


1) The First, Major Mobile CMS

This is the version that will bring Joomla up-to-speed with the mobile revolution that is taking over the web.


It's predicted that, as soon next year, more people will be online via their phone than a desktop. The mobile version of your site may soon be more important than the desktop version.

Joomla 3 is using Bootstrap to make sure that the visitor and administrator areas are mobile-friendly.

Joomla will become the first major content management system to be 100% mobile-friendly by default.

2) 10 Second Installations

The installation process for Joomla 3 is much quicker and better designed. There are now only three steps in the process. Some people report being able to finish the installation screens in less then 10 seconds.




Here are how the installation screens look:



3) Improved Administration Area

When you go to login to your new Joomla site, you'll notice the new dark-blue color scheme for the first time:



Login and you'll see that the main admin screen has been overhauled.

The dashboard is entirely made up of modules so you can customize it to your needs.



Here are the six main areas of the Joomla 3 dashboard:

1. Menu bar: This is largely unchanged from Joomla 2.5
2. Extra links: These have been radically simplified. Many were moved to area #6 in the footer.
3. Sub menu: These provide important sub-menu links for the current page that you're on.
4. Dashboard modules: These are modules and can easily be replaced, depending on your sites needs.
5. Quick icons: In Joomla 2.5 these took up the entire central area of the dashboard. They're now neatly organized on the right-hand side.
6. Footer links: Many of the links from area #2 are now down here.



4) Mobile-Friendly Admin Area

The Joomla 3 administrator area is now fully mobile-friendly. Here's what the main dashboard area looks like on an iPhone




Here's the Artlcle Manager in the mobile view:



Here's the toolbar that you'll see when editing something:



5) Revamped Article Screen

One of the most common complaints were heard with Joomla 2.5 was that the article writing screen was far too small.

There were too many options on the page and the actual editor area was tiny. In Joomla 3, the article screen is given almost the full width of the page:



The article screen also allows us to see several other usability improvement in Joomla 3

First, tabs. In Joomla 2.5 the extra options were scatted all over the screen. Now almost all of the extra options are now organized into tabs across the top the screen:



Second, the right-hand column. No longer cluttered with 1001 options, only the most important are placed in the right-hand column:



6) Drag-and-Drop

You can enable drag-and-drop sorting in almost any screen. First, choose to sort by Ordering:



Then you'll be able to drag-and-drop all of the items on the page:



7) Unified Configuration

With Joomla 2.5, it was hard to update the site's configuration options. You needed to visit each part of the site individually to configure it.

This should make it much faster to complete tasks such as setting up permissions. You can click through the permissions screens far more quickly on Joomla 3 than you ever could with Joomla 2.5:



8) Quicker Choices

Work is still going on with this improvement, but the plan is to allow people to search and select much more quickly. The example below is assigning a module to certain pages. If you type in the name of the menu link, Joomla will automatically show you the choices that match.



Here's an example of searching for a position to place a module in:



9) Mobile-Friendly Front-end Template

There is a new front-end template for Joomla called Protostar. The design is fully reponsive:



One nice extra touch is that all the module positions are logically labeled. In Joomla 2.5, the naming conventions were a mess and users struggled to work out the differences between position-10, position-11 and more. Now you'll see labels like these:

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Navigation [position-1]
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Top center [position-3]
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Right [position-7]

10) Your Choice of Updates

Joomla 3 will be a available as a one-click update option from Joomla 2.5, but it won't be offered by default yet. As with the first release of most software, there's no need to rush in and update immediately.

Joomla 3 will not be offered as an update option until next year when Joomla 3.5 is released. Even then, people will have the choice of whether to update or not. Here's the Joomla 2.5 update options screen:



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ASPHostPortal.com Announces Newest Service Windows Server 2012 Hosting

clock October 10, 2012 07:28 by author Jervis

ASPHostPortal is a premiere web hosting company that specialized in Windows and ASP.NET-based hosting, proudly announces new Microsoft product, Windows Server 2012 hosting to all new and existing customers. The newly released server operating system offers a number of features that can be utilized to benefit developers, resellers and businesses.

Windows Server 2012 offers new and improved features which enable multi-user infrastructure where storage resources, networking and compute are completely remote from other users. There are a number of key features that customers will find useful, including support for asp.net 4.5, Internet Information Services 8.0 (IIS), compatibility with Visual Studio 2012, Visual Studio Express 2012, support for ASP.NET MVC 4, and Entity Framework 5. Other key new features include dynamic IP restriction to help prevent DoS attacks, support WebSockets and node.js, and also CPU Throttling to ensure isolated each client's server usage and Application Initialization to improve user experience of first requests.

“We have always had a great appreciation for the products that Microsoft Offers. With the launched of Windows Server 2012 hosting services, entrepreneurs and organization will be able to build their impressive website to be on the top of the competition.” Said Dean Thomas, Manager at ASPHostPortal. “Within Windows Server 2012 hosting packages, users will have the ability to use Hyper-V in assorted configurations, improved isolation and security, fortified access controls to files and processes and the capability of managing servers as a group.”

ASPHostPortal is one of the Microsoft recommended hosting partner that provide most stable and reliable web hosting platform. With the new launch of Windows Server 2012 into its feature, it will continue to keep ASPHostPortal as one of the front runners in the web hosting market. For more information about new Windows Server 2012 hosting, please visit http://www.asphostportal.com.

About ASPHostPortal.com:

ASPHostPortal.com is a hosting company that best support in Windows and ASP.NET-based hosting. Services include shared hosting, reseller hosting, and sharepoint hosting, with specialty in ASP.NET, SQL Server, and architecting highly scalable solutions. As a leading small to mid-sized business web hosting provider, ASPHostPortal strive to offer the most technologically advanced hosting solutions available to all customers across the world. Security, reliability, and performance are at the core of hosting operations to ensure each site and/or application hosted is highly secured and performs at optimum level.



About ASPHostPortal.com

We’re a company that works differently to most. Value is what we output and help our customers achieve, not how much money we put in the bank. It’s not because we are altruistic. It’s based on an even simpler principle. "Do good things, and good things will come to you".

Success for us is something that is continually experienced, not something that is reached. For us it is all about the experience – more than the journey. Life is a continual experience. We see the Internet as being an incredible amplifier to the experience of life for all of us. It can help humanity come together to explode in knowledge exploration and discussion. It is continual enlightenment of new ideas, experiences, and passions

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