Which Webhosting Has Joomla 2.5 One Click Installs?

by Elaine on February 5, 2012

Installing Joomla on any web hosting server manually takes experience and knowledge of how to use FTP to upload the Joomla 2.5 Installation zip file, create MySQL Database, create MySQL User, Installation of Joomla 2.5, Configuring and setup of the Joomla 2.5 software.  So it’s only natural that newbies want to find web hosting that provides the easiest way to Install Joomla 2.5 without getting into the nitty gritty of the whole Installation process.  One Click Installs is the way to go.

Some web hosting providers have One Click Installs.  With a click of a button, Joomla 2.5.1 is instantly installed for you.  There are some web hosting providers that offer older version of Joomla and some that have the new Joomla 2.5.1 available to Install.

I checked out 8 different Webhosting companies – Dreamhost, Fatcow, Bluehost, 1and1, Godaddy, JustHost, TigerTech, and HostGator to see what versions of 1-click-installs they had and if they had the latest version of Joomla 2.5.1.  Below are my findings.

1.  Dreamhost Webhosting – Nope

Dreamhost WebhostingDreamhost does not offer Joomla 2.5 One Click Installs.  They are still stuck on Joomla 1.5 even though Joomla 1.7, and Joomla 1.7.3 have already come out.  If you want to install the latest Joomla 2.5.1 software, you will have to install it manually.  Dreamhost has a 2 week free trial, after that is $8.95/mo.  Click here to visit Dreamhost.

2.  Fatcow Webhosting – Yes

Fatcow WebhostingFatcow has the latest version of Joomla 2.5.1 available as a one-click-install.  Once you click on the installation Joomla 2.5 will be installed in your website.   Fatcow is 50% off – cost you $3.67/mo.  Click here to check out Fatcow Webhosting.

3.  Bluehost Webhosting – Yes

Bluehost WebhostingBluehost has the latest version of Joomla 2.5.1 available as a one-click-install.  Once you click on the installation Joomla 2.5 will be installed in your website.   Bluehost has a $1 off promotion and cost you $5.95/mo.  Click here to visit Bluehost Webhosting.

4. 1and1 Webhosting – Yes

1and1 Webhosting1and1 has the latest version of Joomla 2.5.1 available as a one-click-install.  Once you click on the installation Joomla 2.5 will be installed in your website.   1and1 is offering 6 months free and after that it will be $6.99/mo.   Click here to check out 1and1 Webhosting.

5.  Godaddy Webhosting – No

 Godaddy Webhosting Godaddy does not offer the latest Joomla 2.5.1 as a one-click-install.  They have up to Joomla 1.7.3.  You will have to install Joomla 2.5.1 manually if you choose Godaddy as a webhosting provider.  Godaddy does have a $1 off sale, you can host with them for about $5/mo.  Click here to visit Godaddy Webhosting.

6.  JustHost Webhosting – Yes

JustHost WebhostingJustHost has the latest version of Joomla 2.5.1 available as a one-click-install.  Once you click on the installation Joomla 2.5 will be installed in your website.   JustHost has a $3 off promotion on their webohosting, bringing the monthly cost to only $3.75/mo.  Click here to visit JustHost Webhosting.

7.  TigerTech Webhosting – No

TigerTech WebhostingTigertech does not have any one-click-installs for Joomla and is a webhosting platform for super users who know their way around FTP and SQL setups.   This is the most basic web hosting platforms, but also the best – with no frills.  Most tech savvy users will chose TigerTech.  So Joomla 2.5.1 will have to be installed manually if you choose TigerTech.  There are no promotions at Tigertech right now.  Webhosting will cost $6.95/mo.  Click here to check out Tigertech

8.  HostGator Webhosting – Yes

Hostgator WebhostingHostGator has the latest version of Joomla 2.5.1 available as a one-click-install.  Once you click on the installation Joomla 2.5 will be installed in your website.   Hostgator is 20% off – $3.96/mo.  Click here to check out Hostgator Webhosting.

In conclusion, yes, there are many web hosting companies that offer 1-click-installs for Joomla 2.5.1, but which one is the best Webhosting to purchase.  It mostly depends on your skill level and how much you are willing to pay to give it a try.  All the above web hosting also provide unlimited services such as unlimited Email addresses, unlimited disk space, unlimited bandwidth and more.   In my opinion, if you are the tech savvy person, I would choose TigerTech.  If you are a newbie and require help with 1-click-installs, I would choose Fatcow or JustHost.

Thanks,

Elaine

Elaine

Elaine is the founder of CmsMind, an online blog providing Joomla and Wordpress tips. Elaine has been blogging and publishing content for 2 years but has over 10 years experience in creating websites with Joomla and Wordpress. When she is not online, she is either Marathon and Ironman training or travelling and racing somewhere in the world. Find her also at: CmsMind, Premium Themes and Templates, and at Webhosting Tips.

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