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Joomla Technical Requirements

Before you install Joomla the web hosting service you choose for your website must meet a minimum set of requirements in order to run the latest version of the Joomla! content management system.

You will find that most Joomla hosting companies do meet the minimum requirements, however some hosts may not so its worth comparing the system requirements below with the technical specifications included at web hosting provider.

Joomla! System Requirements

As noted the above the minimum system requirements to run Joomla are as follows.

Software Requirements

  1. PHP Software: 5.3.1 + (Magic Quotes GPC off)
  2. PHP 7.0 or above is recommend to improve the overall speed and performance of the Joomla! website.

Database Requirements

MySQL (InnoDB support required): 5.1 +
MSSQL: 10.50.1600.1 +
PostgreSQL: 8.3.18 +

Supported Web Servers

Apache (with mod_mysql, mod_xml, and mod_zlib): 2.x +
Nginx: 1.0 (1.1 Recommended)
Microsoft IIS: 7