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Joomla Hosting - ASPHostPortal.com :: Drupal vs Joomla ? Which is Better for Web Design

clock September 28, 2016 21:08 by author ben

Joomla and Drupal are two of the most widely used CMSs (Content Management Systems). Both Drupal development and Joomla development have their own fan following. There has always been a huge tussle between Joomla developers and Drupal developers when it comes to deciding on which is the best and helps to create user-friendly interactive websites. In the last five years, both these platforms have revolutionized offshore web development and increased the market manifold.

Both these platforms have a lot in common with both of them being open source CMS. For both the platforms, there are hundreds of freelance developers and offshore development centers around the world to cater to ever-growing web business. If you have a requirement for Joomla or Drupal development, all you have to do is contact one of the Joomla and Drupal development service providers working across the globe. Both Joomla and Drupal are being widely used by businesses due to their cost effective nature. But like everything else, these platforms too have their own advantages and disadvantages.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Joomla and Drupal:

  • Joomla was designed for websites and blogs, for people with little knowledge of technology. This makes it easy to use but has limitations when it comes to advance development. On the other hand, Drupal isn't that user-friendly and helps in the development of high-performance websites.
  • In Drupal, it is very easy to set up the theme and layout of the website making it very flexible for custom development. Whereas in case of Joomla things don't work as smooth as it is surrounded by its own paradigms but the advantage is you can create professional looking website with limited options easily.
  • When it comes to the back end administrator, Drupal has a relatively poorer administrator compared to Joomla. Developers have however overcome this with their expertise in handling the platform.
  • In Drupal, you are able to use the same log-in-details for different sites, which makes work easy whereas in Joomla, every site will have its own login details. This however makes your websites much more secure.
  • Drupal is the ideal platform to choose when it comes to developing large websites with hundreds of pages but Joomla has its advantages in developing smaller websites with lesser number of pages.
  • Drupal can easily be transformed from a basic HTML /CSS structure, whereas Joomla requires extensive PHP and coding knowledge. On the other hand, Joomla has an extensive plugin and component directory, which makes it better than Drupal.
  • For Joomla development, it is easy to get support from Joomla.org where you get comprehensive tutorials for developers and web owners. Drupal is more community oriented and you can get all the support you need from forums and groups.

All these make it difficult to choose between Drupal and Joomla when it comes to building and managing websites. Both Drupal developers and Joomla developers rate their platforms as the best. The choice is best when left to individuals based on their needs.

Best 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 offer Joomla hosting starts from $5/month only. We also guarantee 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 :: Optimize Joomla Security

clock September 28, 2016 19:49 by author Armend

Optimize Joomla Security

Joomla! is a great CMS that is used worldwide. For this reason, hackers often try to find a way to hack a Joomla! website. Here are 7 tips to optimize your Joomla! security, preventing your Joomla! website getting hacked.
Always remember to make a regular backup of your website and database. If you still get hacked, you can always get back to an older version of your website. Make sure you find out which extension caused the vulnerability and un-install it.

 

Change the default database prefix (jos_)

Most SQL injections that are written to hack a Joomla! website, try to retrieve data from the jos_users table. This way, they can retrieve the username and password from the super administrator of the website. Changing the default prefix into something random, will prevent (most / all) SQL injections.
You can set the database prefix when installing your Joomla! website. If you've already installed Joomla! and want to change your prefix, do the following:

  •     Log on to your Joomla! back-end.
  •     Go to your global configuration and search for the database
  •     Change your database prefix (Example: fdasqw_) and press Save.
  •     Go to phpMyAdmin to access your database.
  •     Go to export, leave all default values and press Start. Exporting the database can take a while.
  •     When done, select all code and copy it to notepad (or any other text editor)
  •     In phpMyAdmin, select all tables and delete them
  •     In notepad, do a Search & replace (Ctrl + H). Set the searchterm to jos_ and change it into your new prefix (Example: fdasqw_). Press "Replace all".
  •     Select everything in your notepad file and copy it. In phpMyAdmin, go to SQL, paste the queries and press Start.

Remove version number / name of extensions

Most vulnerabilities only occur in a specific release of a specific extension. Showing MyExtension version 2.14 is a really bad thing. You can modify this message to only the name of the extension by doing the following:

  •     Retrieve all files of the extension from your server.
  •     Open up Dreamweaver.
  •     Load any file from the extension that you just downloaded to your local machine.
  •     Use the Search function and set the search to Search through specified folder. Navigate to the folder where you downloaded the exploit to.
  •     Set the search term to "MyExtension version 2.14" and press OK.
  •     When found the correct file, remove the version number.
  •     Upload the changed file to your server and check if the changes are made.

Use a SEF component

Most hackers use the Google inurl: command to search for a vulnerable exploit. Use Artio, SH404SEF or another SEF component to re-write your URL's and prevent hackers from finding the exploits.
Additionally, you'll get a higher rank in Google when using search engine friendly URL's.

Keep Joomla! and extensions up to date

This one is pretty obvious. Always check for the latest versions of Joomla! and the extensions you're using. Many vulnerabilities are resolved most of the times in later versions.

Use the correct CHMOD for each folder and file

Setting files or folders to a CHMOD of 777 or 707 is only necessary when a script needs to write to that file or directory. All other files should have the following configuration:

  •     PHP files: 644
  •     Config files: 666
  •     Other folders: 755

Delete leftover files

When you installed an extension that you didn't like, don't set the extension to unbublished. If you do, the vulnerable files will still be on your website. So simply use the un-install function to totally get rid of the extension.

Change your .htaccess file

Add the following lines to your .htaccess file to block out some common exploits.

########## Begin - Rewrite rules to block out some common exploits
#
# Block out any script trying to set a mosConfig value through the URL
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} mosConfig_[a-zA-Z_]{1,21}(=|%3D) [OR]
# Block out any script trying to base64_encode crap to send via URL
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} base64_encode.*(.*) [OR]
# Block out any script that includes a < script> tag in URL
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (<|%3C).*script.*(>|%3E) [NC,OR]
# Block out any script trying to set a PHP GLOBALS variable via URL
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} GLOBALS(=|[|%[0-9A-Z]{0,2}) [OR]
# Block out any script trying to modify a _REQUEST variable via URL
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} _REQUEST(=|[|%[0-9A-Z]{0,2}) [OR]
# Block out any script that tries to set CONFIG_EXT (com_extcal2 issue)
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} CONFIG_EXT([|%20|%5B).*= [NC,OR]
# Block out any script that tries to set sbp or sb_authorname via URL (simpleboard)
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} sbp(=|%20|%3D) [OR]
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} sb_authorname(=|%20|%3D)
# Send all blocked request to homepage with 403 Forbidden error!
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php [F,L]
#
########## End - Rewrite rules to block out some common exploits

Best 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 offer Joomla hosting starts from $5/month only. We also guarantee 30 days’ money back and guarantee 99.9% uptime. If you need a reliable affordable Joomla Hosting, we should be your best choice.

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ASPHostPortal.com Announces Moodle 3.1.1 Hosting Solution

clock September 27, 2016 19:56 by author ben

Established in 2008, ASPHostPortal.com is one of the leading ASP.NET hosting provider offering quality Moodle Hosting with premium support. We maintains and operates its own network. We only use the best hardware, super fast network, covered by 24/7 Support Team. Our commitment to excellence in customer support and system performance is truly what sets us apart from the competition. Now, we offer reliable Moodle 3.1.1 hosting with 99,9% uptime guarantee.

Moodle is an open source Learning Management System, used extensively in businesses. Moodle stands for "Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment." It is very popular with elearning developers and educators. With an impressive array of features, Moodle is capable of addressing many instructional issues.

Moodle makes it easy and convenient to provide online assessment schemes. You can readily find tracking tools and devices to effectively monitor students' performance on real-time and individual basis. Comparison among students can be done pretty thoroughly.

ASPHostPortal.com strongly believe in high quality standards and Hence you’ll always find their services better than every other host in this industry. We offer Moodle 3.1.1 hosting with affordable price, a lot of features, 99.99% uptime guarantee, 24/7 support, and 30 days money back guarantee. We strive to make sure that all customers have the finest web-hosting experience as possible. To learn more about our Moodle 3.1.1 Hosting, please visit http://asphostportal.com/Moodle-3-1-1-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 Create Photo Gallery with Joomla?

clock September 21, 2016 23:10 by author ben

Move Over Photo Sharing Websites, I'm going Solo

There's a time and place for community-centered-photo-service-websites for the masses (whew!). But sometimes you need something all your own -- you know what I mean?  If you've found that it's time that your photography skills and photos are worthy of a dedicated website of their own, read on to discover one of the most painless ways to create a stunning photo gallery website.   You'll find that it's a lot easier than you think!  With a little web programming knowledge and motivation, you can even build your photo website in one day or less, if you really wanted to.

How to Create a Photo Gallery Website In Less Than One Day

Now you don't have to build your website in one day -- I'm just saying it's possible, if you really, really wanted to (by all means take your time!)

I'll let you in on a little known secret to the world of building websites.  Most major sites you see on the internet today were not made from scratch.  Rather they are built on top of something called a content management system, or CMS for short.  What that really means is when you set out to build a website, you can install a content management system (most are absolutely free) and then tweak everything to make it look and function the way you want it.  You can use this technique to quickly and easily build your photo gallery website in less than a day without sacrificing anything.

A Content Management System, The Blueprint To Your Photo Website

A CMS is to a website just like a blueprint is to a house -- it lays the foundation for the owner to build and customize.

Just like a blueprint for a house, a content management system lays the foundation of your website, but you are free to change, modify, and tweak features within reason.  You will be able to choose what goes where, what colors to use, what features to enable and what to turn off.  Most of the hard work is done for you.  All you have to worry about is the personalized tweaks that you want to make.   

Sound interesting? Let's see dive into the specifics of using a CMS to create your photo gallery website.

Joomla -- The General Purpose Content Management System

If you did an internet search for "content management system," you'll quickly find that one named Joomla is one of the most popular CMS's around -- if not THE most popular.  There are many reasons why this is so, and here are the highlights:

  • Joomla is free
  • Joomla is easy to use, with an easy learning curve
  • Joomla is compatible with most webhosting companies
  • Joomla has a wide range of plugins
  • Joomla has an active community

I'm not here to sell Joomla -- it's free for crying out loud!  If you want to learn more about Joomla and it's awesomeness just do a little searching.  Meanwhile I'll outline the steps you need to take in order to use Joomla to create your photo gallery website.

Using Joomla For Your Photo Gallery Website

Here's a quick run down on how to build a photo gallery website using the Joomla content mangement system

  • Register a domain name.
  • Sign up for a web hosting account.  Many sites offer domain registration for free if you sign up for web hosting with them.
  • Download and install Joomla to your web hosting account.  Some web hosting companies offer an automatic install of Joomla.
  • Install the RS Gallery Plugin for Joomla.  Installation is a matter of clicking two buttons
  • Change your Joomla template and remove the example items from your Joomla installation
  • Start uploading your photos!

Six steps is really all there is to it.  Definitely well within anyone's capabilities.

Best 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 offer Joomla hosting starts from $5/month only. We also guarantee 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 :: Steps to Upgrade Your Joomla Website

clock September 21, 2016 19:10 by author Armend

Steps to Upgrade Your Joomla Website

It is essential that you keep your Joomla website updated as it is vital to ensure website security. Now this might not be a problem if you’re looking to upgrade to a newer release of the same version that you use. However, the procedure involved in shifting from one version can be a slightly more complicated task.
Hat being said, it is still highly recommended that you do the same! So, here’s a step-wise tutorial on how to upgrade Joomla.Before you can begin, it’s good to know which version of Joomla you currently run. Joomla has two supported versions at the moment; one being Joomla 2.5, and the other is Joomla 3.

Both versions are still being reworked and debugged and you can get new security updates for them. And if you’re either any of the two versions, always check for minor update releases. If you want to upgrade to the latest release of the same version, you can easily do so with a one-click option of the Joomla admin.

Check For Updates

To upgrade your Joomla with a new release of the same version, you’ll have to access the admin area on “http://yourdomain.com/administrator”. After that’s done, Joomla will check for the latest versions of the software, automatically. And if a newer version is available for download, you’ll get a notification regarding the same

 

Install Updates

After clicking the link, you’ll be automatically redirected to the update page for Joomla. This is where you will get information like your current Joomla version as well as info about the latest version you will upgrade to, the URL for the update, as well as an installation tutorial.
It’s best to retain all the default settings and not make any changes to them. Once you’ve clicked the Install update button, the website will be upgraded to the latest version of Joomla in just a few minutes. You will then be taken a page that confirms your successful update!

Migrate to a New Version

A major problem with migrating to the latest version of Joomla is that templates, plugins and extensions you use might be incompatible with the latest version. Basically, it means that you’ll have your backed-up content available on the latest version, but will have to delete, alter or update your plugins before your site will be fully functional.
Also, as a long-standing release of the Joomla 3 version doesn’t exist yet, you will have no choice but to change to short-term settings on the server. You can complete this process by clicking the “Options” tab, which will provide you with a pop-up that contains the settings, Update Your Joomla Website that you need. The next step is to select a drop-down menu choose Customer Support. Save all your data and close the tab.


After you’ve shifted to a short-term update server, your software will automatically detect a fresh update. Just hit the Install update button, give Joomla a few minutes to complete the migration, and you’ll get a confirmation of migration from the admin area. It is advised to never close your browser while the migration is taking place.

Best 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 offer Joomla hosting starts from $5/month only. We also guarantee 30 days’ money back and guarantee 99.9% uptime. If you need a reliable affordable Joomla Hosting, we should be your best choice.



ASPHostPortal.com Announces Joomla 3.6.2 Hosting Solution

clock September 20, 2016 20:32 by author ben

Today, ASPHostPortal.com provides reliable Joomla 3.6.2 hosting plans on high performance servers and high-speed internet connection in the world. We are using SSD's for storage, which provides much higher performance in terms of I/O and data transfer speed. We strongly believe in high quality standards and Hence, you’ll always find our services better than every other host in this industry. 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.

Joomla is a very competitive tool when websites related to eCommerce, online newspapers and so on, need to be developed. Object oriented programming techniques are employed by Joomla so relevant code can be programmed. This is what makes Joomla a preferable choice as a content management system that a broad spectrum of companies seem to be in need of these days. Even developers prefer Joomla because it can be deployed in a relatively small time frame.

With Joomla, developers do not have to copy pages, or migrate a website to its new look, which is quite complicated. Joomla has a tremendous community of developers. Joomla is currently one of the most widely used content management systems and this is the reason Joomla website development is used so widely. Some days ago, Joomla has been released their new Joomla 3.6.2 version with the new features and fixing some bugs from earlier versions.

ASPHostPortal.com has served people since 2008 and we know how to deliver Powerful, Fast and Reliable Joomla 3.6.2 Hosting for all customers. We offer Joomla 3.6.2 hosting with affordable price, a lot of features, 99.99% uptime guarantee, 24/7 support, and 30 days money back guarantee. We strive to make sure that all customers have the finest web-hosting experience as possible. To learn more about our Joomla 3.6.2 Hosting, please visit http://asphostportal.com/Joomla-3-6-2-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 :: Boost Your Joomla Store with Joomla Facebook Plug-Ins

clock September 14, 2016 23:13 by author ben

Did you know that you can further enhance your online sales by using Joomla? If you are not aware of Joomla yet, it is the most popular Content Management Systems in the world today. With the popularity of social networking, Joomla is made even more advantageous with Joomla Facebook modules. This article will tell you more about it.

Facebook module for Joomla is now made available to help you reach a wider audience, thereby generating more traffic and increasing your online sales. Facebook Joomla extensions are plug-ins and widgets that let your website connect to Facebook, the world's largest and most popular networking site.

Here is a list of just a few Joomla Facebook extensions that you can take advantage of:Joomla Facebook

* Comments - This will enable your customers and Facebook fans to say something about your product right there on your website.

* Facebook Log-in for Joomla - Your customers will be able to access their Facebook accounts directly through your website, making it convenient for them since they don't need to leave your site just to go to the networking site. This will also mean that they can easily and quickly tell their friends about your products and/or services.

* Joomla Facebook Like Box - Customers will be able to click the Like button to show that they like your site.

* Friendpile Widget - This widget will allow your website to display all of your Facebook friends. This will send a message to first time visitors that your site is popular judging from the number of fans and friends that you have.

* Live Stream Widget - This allows you to sync up to Facebook, giving you the opportunity to showcase events and other activities in real-time.

Joomla and Facebook has more to offer that can be beneficial to your site. Why do you need these Facebook extensions for Joomla? For one, you can connect more with your Facebook fans. You have a better chance at reaching them for promos and other activities or offers for your site. Plus, you get reach a wider audience since your fans also have friends that they can persuade into visiting your site and doing business with you.

There is always a Joomla Facebook widget that you can use to get more fans. The whole point of getting into the social networking sites if to increase your customer base. Widgets and plug-ins that are made available by Facebook to your site through Joomla are excellent tools to build a bigger following. Consumers love convenience and if they see that your site is synchronized with Facebook and connecting with their accounts while visiting your site is easy, they will not hesitate to become a fan and leave comments.

No matter how excellent your products and services are and no matter how nice-looking your site is, if you don't generate enough traffic to your it, your online business is still bound to fail. With the introduction of Joomla Facebook modules, you can reach a wider audience. Facebook extensions for Joomla are excellent marketing tools that will help you propel your business to greater heights.

If you want to connect your Joomla Site to Facebook today, I highly recommend these Joomla Facebook Extensions.

Best 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 offer Joomla hosting starts from $5/month only. We also guarantee 30 days’ money back and guarantee 99.9% uptime. If you need a reliable affordable Joomla Hosting, we should be your best choice.



ASPHostPortal.com Announces nopCommerce 3.80 Hosting Solution

clock September 13, 2016 21:23 by author ben

Today, ASPHostPortal.com offers reliable nopCommerce 3.80 hosting solutions with fast loading speed, and uptime guarantee. We care for the clients, ensuring each and every client is more than just satisfied day in and day out. We have provided exceptional plans, at the lowest prices, for the best services possible, on fastest nodes ever. Our servers are connected to the network using multiple 1Gbps ports (bond network). So, customers don't have to worry about the speed of their website.

nopCommerce is the best open-source e-commerce shopping cart. nopCommerce is available for free. Today it's the best and most popular ASP.NET ecommerce software. It has been downloaded more than 1.5 million times! nopCommerce is a fully customizable shopping cart. It's stable and highly usable. nopCommerce is an open source ecommerce solution that is ASP.NET (MVC) based with a MS SQL 2008 (or higher) backend database. Some days ago, nopCommerce released their new nopCommerce 3.80 version.

ASPHostPortal.com provides full trust web hosting services for customer's nopCommerce 3.80 site. nopCommerce 3.80 is an open source ecommerce software that contains both a catalog front-end and an administration tool backend. nopCommerce 3.80 is a fully customizable shopping cart. It’s stable and highly usable. From downloads to documentation, nopCommerce.com offers a comprehensive base of information, resources, and support to the nopCommerce community.

Established in 2008, ASPHostPortal.com is one of the leading nopCommerce 3.80 hosting provider offering quality services with premium support. We support this new technology with affordable price, a lot of features, 99.99% uptime guarantee, 24/7 support, and 30 days money back guarantee. We strive to make sure that all customers have the finest web-hosting experience as possible. To learn more about our nopCommerce 3.80 Hosting, please visit http://asphostportal.com/nopCommerce-3-80-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 :: Boost Your Joomla SEO with this 5 extensions

clock September 7, 2016 23:11 by author ben

Undoubtedly, Joomla is an award-winning and highly appreciated free and open-source Content Management System or CMS, which has plenty of extensions to use. More than 20 million websites are based on this CMS because of its SEO-friendly nature and outstanding features.

SEO or Search Engine Optimization is a collection of techniques, which are used to increase the ranking of a website. Extensions offered by Joomla are one of the easiest ways to design and develop an SEO-friendly site. Here is a list of top 5 Joomla SEO extensions that you should try to rank higher on Google or any other search engine.

Xmap: Without any doubt, a website that contains sitemap has a higher ranking than any other site on different search engines. Xmap a well-known Joomla extension will help you to generate a sitemap automatically based on your site's menu. This extension is a must for almost every website owner who wants to increase the ranking of their website because it is an ideal option for heavy traffic sites.

Smart SEO: Another important Joomla SEO extension, which is loved by millions of developers is Smart SEO. It is specially designed for the newly developed sites or for the sites which just start the optimization process. It offers a broad range of functionalities and gives you the results, which are more than your expectations.

Joomla SEF: It is a significant extension, which helps to construct SEO-friendly URLs for your website. It is a must for every single person, who has a website based on this award-winning CMS. It is absolutely free to download and have plenty of features to offer, which actually make your development and optimization process simple for you.

SEO Simple: It is widely known for its feature of converting a section of beginning text into a Meta description, which saves your lot of time. It is highly recommended and mostly used by the countless developers around the world.

SH404SEF: It is one of the most popular and highly recommended SEO extensions, which is hard to remember, but have the capability to support all Joomla versions. It is specially used for rewriting the URLs to make them in a friendly format, which is easy to read by the human or web spiders as well. The bloggers or businesses mostly use it. Moreover, it enables users to track their site's social sharing, which helps to determine how their site is ranked.

Best 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 offer Joomla hosting starts from $5/month only. We also guarantee 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 Upgrade Joomla 3.6

clock September 7, 2016 19:22 by author Armend

How to Upgrade Joomla 3.6

"Before updating, always take a backup and don’t forget to test it".

Update by using the Joomla! Update component

Preferably you update your Joomla! Installation by using the Joomla! Update component
If you don't know how to use the Joomla! update component, please see: Joomla! Update Component.

Update when you can´t use the Joomla! Update component

If you can’t update your Joomla! Installation using the Joomla! Update component because of hosting limitations or connection issues then you will need to follow these steps:

Method A

  • Go to Components → Joomla Update. Click the "Update url" link and save the update package to your computer.
  • Copy the update package (that you just downloaded) to the sites /tmp folder (note the path is set in the Joomla Global Configuration - make sure it's in the correct directory)

(N.B. this method only works with the update package that the Joomla! Update component discovers. It will not work for other update packages or the Joomla full package. It also requires an internet connection to the Joomla Update XML file).

  • Go to Components → Joomla Update. The Joomla! Update component will use the update package from your /tmp folder.

Method B

(If you don't have the ability to unpack the archive on the server, please see Method C)

  • Download the update package from https://www.joomla.org/download.html
  • Copy the update package to the root directory of your site and unpack it. Note that you need to tell the system to replace any existing files. For example, in ASPHostPortal.com, use the FTP File Manager to upload the update file and then use "Unarchive" to unpack it. Check the box "Overwrite existing files".
  • Log in to your Joomla! Administrator panel and go to Extensions → Manage → Database and select the Fix button on the top left.
  • Go within the manage section to Discover menu item in the left menu and click the Discover button. Select only the Joomla! CORE extensions shown in the list and click the Install button. (Note: do not select for installation the 3rd party extensions you may have installed).
  • In the main menu of your administrator panel, go to System → Clear Cache and if any rows are shown, select them and click the Delete button at the top left.

Method C

If you don't have the ability to unpack the archive on the server (method B), please use this method:

  • Download the update package from https://www.joomla.org/download.html
  • Extract the download package on your computer
  • Using your favorite FTP software, upload the folders and files at the root of the website or in the folder where your Joomla! installation is located. (NOTE: If you are using Filezilla, click on "Replace" for all, if you are using WinSCP, click on upload and then allow override for all. The FTP software will overwrite the existing files and add the new ones.)
  • Log in to your Joomla! Administrator panel and go to Extensions → Manage → Database and select the Fix button on the top left.
  • Go within the manage section to Discover menu item in the left menu and click the Discover button. Select only the Joomla! CORE extensions shown in the list and click the Install button. (Note: do not select for installation the 3rd party extensions you may have installed).
  • In the main menu of your administrator panel, go to System → Clear Cache and if any rows are shown, select them and click the Delete button at the top left.

 

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