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How To Get Website Hosting For Joomla 2.5

Having a Joomla 2.5 website is just like any other website, you still need the two core components, which are a domain name and a website hosting account. In this case you can simply use my generic How To Get A Website” tutorial. However I will also dedicate this page to the exact steps you need to take to get a Joomla 2.5 website hosting account.


Getting a web host to run your Joomla 2.5 website on is very easy and personally I highly recommend using Hostgator for this. Of course there are other great hosting companies out there but I have found Hostgator to be my personal favourite due to their great deals, reliability and swift support.

I’ll start off by showing you how to sign up with Hostgator for use with Joomla 2.5. Don’t worry a hosting account with Hostgator is very affordable at only about $8 per month and their hosting is of the highest quality.

I want to let you know that the links to Hostgator on this page are that of my affiliate links. This means that if you click a link to Hostgator on this page and sign up with them I will receive a commission. Please if you are going to sign up to Hostgator use one of my links, these commissions fund my website so I can keep it free for everyone to use.

Getting A Web Host For Joomla 2.5 Video Tutorial:

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There are pretty much no requirements in order to get your own Joomla 2.5 hosting account. All you need is a credit card to make payment or a PayPal account.

Step By Step Guide:

Step 1) Well first off you are going to need to go to the Hostgator website. Below is an image that is clickable and will take you to a Hostgator paged set up specifically to show you that Hostgator hosting supports Joomla, yes it is my affiliate link also. Click the image below of this link here, go to Hostgator.


Step 2) You will now see the Hostgator page for Joomla, it basically explains a little about Joomla and how they support it. Your main concern here will be choosing which hosting plan you want to use. To make this easy most of you will simply want the Hatchling Plan, this offers everything you need and has unlimited everything so don’t worry about its specs. It is only limited to the number of domains you can host on it. If you are only make a single website and you won’t need to host multiple website with this account then choosing the Hatchling Plan. If however you plan to make additional websites soon then it will turn out cheaper if you go the Baby Plan how it allows you to have multiple websites run off this one hosting account.


Step 3 ) Once you have selected Order Now for the plan you will need to enter the domain name you want to register for this website. This is but you don’t need to enter either the www. or the .com in the box, those are added automatically. You have the option to change the .com to a .org or a .net, personally I recommend staying with the .com as it is more common and better recognised. It can be hard to find a domain name that is not already taken, to help here you can using the hyphen (-) character as a word separator but make not that you CAN NOT USE SPACES.


Step 4) Before you click Continue To Step 2 I have a coupon code you can enter to save money on your initial sign up. Enter “websiteteacher” into the coupon code box, without the “”. This will give you a saving and also let Hostgator know that I sent you there. When ready click Continue.


Step 5)Now you will be on the Details page, simple go through and fill out the details as the page asks. Once you have done that you will want to review the last box to make sure the details are correct. The main concern here is that you are getting the right domain name. Additionally it will tell you which coupon code you are using, if you have used my coupon code “websiteteacher” then you will see a $9.95 discount and the monthly fee for the first month should be free. If a different coupon is showing here you can always click back and make sure to enter the right coupon. When ready click Create Account.


Step 6) You’re done. All you have to do now is wait for a confirmation email from Hostgator, which won’t take long and you will receive it at the email address you entered on this page.


Additional Information:

Once you receive that email and your account is ready you can move onto installing Joomla 2.5 to your website. However you may first like to learn how to use cPanel a bit as it is the control panel for your new website, you can use cPanel to create new custom emails like This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . You can find help on that here, cPanel tutorial.

When you are ready to install Joomla 2.5 you can check out the next tutorial on the list which is How To Install Joomla 2.5. Good luck.