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Host your Joomla site on DigitalOcean

Joomla is open-source content management system (CMS) that includes a collection of useful software and is installed to enable a server to host websites and web apps written in PHP.

DigitalOcean offers simplicity, cost-effectiveness, and developer-friendly hosting solutions that developers working with Joomla love. With our versatile virtual private servers called Droplets, you can tailor your server environment to meet the specific needs of your static and dynamic websites—and even scale your web applications as the situation demands.

In addition to Droplets, we offer managed MySQL database services, domain management, load balancers, and a user-friendly control panel for seamless—and painless—web server management. Plus, our comprehensive documentation and tutorials simplify the deployment and management of your Joomla hosting, making the whole process from development to hosting easy and efficient.

Benefits of Joomla hosting with DigitalOcean

Low bandwidth pricing

DigitalOcean offers cost-effective compute capacity starting at just $4/month for our Droplet virtual machines perfect for Joomla hosting, with generous bandwidth included and low pricing for additional bandwidth, helping to ensure you only pay for the resources you need.

Simplified management

DigitalOcean provides an intuitive interface for effortless security and billing management, streamlining administrative tasks for a hassle-free Joomla hosting experience.

Ease of use and control

DigitalOcean was built for developers, which means your teams have greater control over their applications and systems without adding complexity.

Root-level access

Install Joomla and get root-level access, allowing you to make in-depth system-level configurations and install any necessary tools or software to optimize your Joomla website.


DigitalOcean’s infrastructure is highly scalable, enabling you to easily adapt to changes in traffic and resource demands as your needs for Joomla hosting expand.

Free-floating IP

DigitalOcean offers a free-floating IP address, allowing you to seamlessly redirect traffic or recover from failures, enhancing the reliability and availability of your Joomla website.

Spin up a Joomla site in seconds

Spinning up a Linux-based web server with Joomla already installed takes a matter of moments on DigitalOcean. With the support of tutorials from the DigitalOcean Community, you can get started quickly to stand up Joomla CMS, create a Joomla website, and deliver web applications powered by PHP code all on virtual private servers with the Linux operating system. Joomla hosting has never been simpler.

  1. How To Install Joomla on a Virtual Server Running CentOS 6: Though CenOS 6 is no longer supported, this tutorial is a useful reference for installing Joomla.

  2. OpenLiteSpeed Joomla docs: A support reference for after you use our OpenLiteSpeed Joomla 1-Click installer, so your Joomla hosting experience goes smoothly.

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Frequently asked questions

What is Joomla?

Joomla CMS is a stack that employs a specific group of open-source software to host web applications on a server. Joomla is one of the world’s most popular software packages that people all over the world use to build, organize, manage and publish content for personal blogs, websites of small- and medium-sized businesses, and much more.

What is Joomla hosting?

Joomla hosting refers to hosting services optimized for deploying and managing MySQL databases and PHP servers that host web pages and more. These services often include server resources, databases, and support for open-source software stacks. Joomla hosting providers like DigitalOcean offer virtual private servers on which to run your Joomla instance. Joomla hosting is simple on DigitalOcean because we offer excellent support to help ensure your Joomla hosting experience is everything you need it to be. Other Joomla hosts may not offer the support that DigitalOcean does.

What are some of the best Joomla hosting providers?

Your Joomla website needs secure, reliable Joomla hosting. DigitalOcean has all the support you need to build web applications on top of open-source Joomla CMS and an open-source operating system like Linux. Not only are we technologically capable of running MySQL and PHP software across virtual private servers in data centers all over the world, but our collection of Joomla stack resources across the DigitalOcean Community will help you build something that meets your needs perfectly.

What is DigitalOcean, and why is it a solid Joomla hosting platform?

DigitalOcean is a cloud infrastructure and Joomla hosting provider known for its simplicity and developer-friendliness. DigitalOcean is popular for hosting Joomla sites on web servers because of our ease of use and cost-effective solutions compared to other hosting providers.

We offer a variety of products and services, including Droplets (virtual machines), Kubernetes, and App Platform. Our solutions include scalable storage options, automated backups, and an extensive library of pre-configured 1-Click applications, that simplify deployment and management of Joomla servers and other software. Install Joomla on a Droplet to help your blog run securely and cost-effectively.

Which DigitalOcean service is best for Joomla web hosting?

DigitalOcean is a cloud hosting provider that offers many services, but for Joomla hosting, a Droplet (a virtual private server) is a common choice. It provides flexibility and control over your server environment, enabling dedicated Joomla hosting and providing some of the best web hosting services available. DigitalOcean offers a variety of plans for its Droplets, starting at just $4.00/month, with options optimized for CPU, RAM, and more. We also offer Premium Intel and Premium AMD Droplets for even faster performance.

How do I deploy a Joomla site on DigitalOcean?

The deployment process typically involves setting up a Droplet, configuring the server, installing the free Joomla software package on a Linux server, and configuring the web server to meet your needs. Explore our expansive documentation to guide you through this process.

How can I secure my Joomla hosting on DigitalOcean?

You can enhance security by using HTTPS (SSL/TLS), setting up a firewall, keeping your Joomla server and software updated, and following security best practices for your web-based applications. With these security features and more, DigitalOcean is a strong Joomla hosting provider that will help ensure you achieve the Joomla web hosting experience you’re looking for.

What is the best way to handle database management on DigitalOcean for a Joomla site?

DigitalOcean offers managed database services for MySQL, which can simplify database management. A database server will be installed on your Joomla Droplet so you can configure it according to your needs.

Can I scale my Joomla site on DigitalOcean if it experiences increased traffic?

Yes, the DigitalOcean Joomla hosting provider allows you to scale your application vertically (by resizing your Droplet) or horizontally (by adding more Droplets) to help ensure your Joomla site stays up and running. You can use load balancers to distribute traffic if needed.

Are free domain names or free SSL certificates included with Joomla hosting on DigitalOcean?

No, DigitalOcean does not provide free domain names as part of being a Joomla hosting provider. You’ll need to purchase a domain—or obtain a free domain name—separately from a domain registrar and then configure it to point to your Joomla site on DigitalOcean.

DigitalOcean offers SSL certificates through LetsEncrypt for certain products if you manage your domains on DigitalOcean. Learn more in our SSL documentation.

What VPS hosting packages are offered by DigitalOcean and how do they differ from other Joomla hosting providers?

DigitalOcean offers a range of VPS hosting suitable packages. These web hosting plans, known as “Droplets,” come in various configurations, allowing you to choose the right amount of CPU, RAM, and storage based on your Joomla website or project requirements. DigitalOcean’s pricing and flexibility make it an attractive choice for Joomla hosting.

What are the potential cost considerations when hosting Joomla servers on DigitalOcean?

Costs for your VPS plan depend on the resources you use (e.g., Droplet size, data transfer, and additional services). DigitalOcean provides transparent pricing, and you can use monitoring tools to track your expenses. Finding the cheapest Joomla hosting provider will depend on your specific needs for your Joomla websites.

How can I back up my Joomla websites and data on DigitalOcean?

DigitalOcean offers automated backup solutions for your Joomla installation. Additionally, you can create regular database backups and store them in a secure location, which is one of the best web server hosting solutions for backing up data.

Does DigitalOcean offer customer support for its Joomla hosting plans?

DigitalOcean offers all customers excellent customer support—our free support plan gives users access to ticketed support 24/7, while those who need faster response times and dedicated customer support representatives for their Joomla sites can upgrade to one of our paid support plans for more help with your Joomla installation.

Does DigitalOcean provide help with my Joomla installation?

Joomla hosting on DigitalOcean is simple: with the 1-Click Joomla app, you can launch a fresh installation of Joomla in moments. DigitalOcean’s vast library of tutorials, in addition to our product-specific documentation, provides users with the knowledge they need to install Joomla open-source software with ease—including in-depth tutorials on all things Linux and other operating systems.

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