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Webhost's with CMS's preinstalled?

     
7:30 pm on Sep 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

I'm looking into switching to a new host.

Are there any host's that have CMS's such as Joomla or Mambo pre-installed and in your control panel?

I always have trouble installing these things, and since I'd be switching to a new host anyways, it'd be great if I could find one that has them pre-installed and ready to go.

Anyone know of any?

2:29 am on Sept 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I'm sure some do, but I think script installers are more popular. They are typically plugins for popular control panels. They add a page or pages to the control panel from which you can easily install and uninstall a wide variety of scripts, including popular CMSs.

They ask a few questions and do most of the hard work.

3:46 am on Sept 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Any host that uses Cpanel with Fantastico included. There are a kazillion of them out there. But you still have to know how to back up your database in case you have any problem or have to change hosting.
4:06 am on Sept 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I'd just ask the potential new host if they can install it for you if you sign up with them. 90% will just say sure and stick it on there FOC. Always ask for something when you get a new host... more space, a bit more bandwidth, an extra database... it's rare to find a host who won't stretch their package a little for you.
4:13 am on Sept 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Fantastico plugs into a number of control panels - not just cPanel. Some hosts charge a bit extra for it, as they do have to pay licensing fees.

I've found it pretty handy. I tested several CMSs, then blew them away when I was done with the test. All went smoothly.