Joomla's release of 3.0 is packed full of new features (Joomla 3.0 feature list). It includes many new design elements and mobile viewing by default. Here at Joomla Hosting Reviews we have taken on the task of finding out which companies are ready to support Joomla 3.0.
Hopefully with this list of hosts, you will be able to narrow your search down to the best few options. We host our own personal sites at each of these hosts and have reviewed them.
If any bugs should arise with 3.0 and a hosting company an update will be made to their review page. To see all of the hosting reviews go here.
Joomla 3.1 Update: All of the companies are Joomla 3.1 compatible
Joomla 3.0 Compatible Hosting Companies
SiteGround specializes in Joomla which ensures that all their servers are Joomla 3.0 compatible. They have one of the best and most helpful Joomla tech support staffs around. If you attend any Joomla Days you will likely see their logo as a sponsor. We host several sites at SiteGround with excellent results. In fact they have several speed and security innovations for Joomla that you will not find at any other hosting company. They use Softaculous to keep the Joomla code up to date.
SiteGround on their Joomla 3.0 Support:
"As a Joomla specialized host it is our main priority to be always on top of the most recent developments with Joomla. This is why we ensure that our servers are not only fully compatible with Joomla 3.0 but are also optimized for maximum speed and security for the latest releases. All our additional Joomla specific features like the SuperCacher technology, Joomla AutoUpdates and in-house built plugins are also fully compatible with the latest version. Our goal is to have the best hosting environment for your website!"
- Nikolay Todorov, CTO, Siteground
Prices start at $3.95/month.
HostGator is one of best and is completely J3.0 complieant. We have several Joomla 3.0 sites hosted with them. They use a custom Joomla installation and management software called QuickInstall, which keeps your Joomla code up to date. In regards to the servers, HostGator keeps all server software needed to run Joomla 3.0 up to date without any issues.
Prices start at $3.96/month.
CloudAccess is a Joomla specific hosting company, unlike traditional hosting companies they run Joomla as a service, so you know they are fully J3.0 compatible. You will start to see more and more companies host only one type of Content Management system. We like this type of hosting because it makes your life much easier. Their technical staff is trained to deal specifically with the issues that could arise with any installation of Joomla.
CloudAccess' Statement About Joomla 3.0 Implementation:
"We will offer Joomla 3.0 when it is released as a stable release from Joomla.org. We will not auto update everyone with a 2.5 site right away."
How will customers be affected?
"Customers who are on 2.5 will stay on 2.5 until we are witness to several manual upgrades. We do not want to force the 3.0 upgrade until the community has tested the software and we have had a chance internally to test the code."
Will CloudAccess servers be optimized?
"Joomla 3.0 as far as servers go has similar server features. We will optimize all our servers to run Joomla 3.0 and make sure we are using the latest MySQLi driver."
- Gary Brooks, CEO, CloudAccess.net
Prices start at $19.95/month. Use the link below and coupon 50JOOMLA to save 50%
Site5 is another well run hosting company and they are J3.0 compatible. We run serveral Joomla 3.0 websites on their servers. One unique service they offer is cloud hosting. it is a little more expensive than traditional shared hosting but the uptime and redundancy is well worth it. Site5 tech support has always been quick and knowledgeable. Their servers are kept up to date with the latest Joomla 3.0 system install requirements.
Site5's Statement About Joomla 3.0 Implementation:
"We are excited support all the recent innovations that Joomla 3.0 is bringing to the table. The new mobile features should be exciting to our Joomla users and we'll continue to support the script with our superb shared, reseller and VPS hosting accounts"
- Mitch Keeler, Operations Specialist, Site5.com
Prices start at $4.95/month for shared hosting and $20/month for cloud hosting.
A Small Orange is J3.0 ready with excellent tech support to help you out. Based in North Carolina, they have great reputation for a top not service. Learn more from our Small Orange History post. They keep all of their servers up to date with the latest technology which puts them way above the minimum requirements. Using Softaculous, its easy for their customers to stay up dated with the latest Joomla installation.
A Small Orange's Statement About Joomla 3.0 Implementation:
"We are excited about Joomla 3.0, and interested to learn how many of our customers will be upgrading to the new platform. We keep our hosting stacks up-to-date in preparation for new, or updated, platforms like Joomla 3.0"
- Neil Lancia, Marketing Guru, A Small Orange
Prices start at $35/year, you probably will want at least the small plan which is $5/month.
If you did not know Rochen hosts Joomla.org, so you know they are ready for J3.0. They are very familiar with Joomla hosting and have fast reliable servers. We only host one Joomla site at Rochen and it is still Joomla 2.5. I will say we have been getting a lot of negative Rochen reviews. The poor remarks are typically due to bad and unfriendly tech suport. So they are J3.0 compatible but may not be the best choice. They are still well versed in Joomla and a good Joomla hosting choice.
Rochen's Statement About Joomla 3.0 Implementation:
"As official web host of Joomla’s own website, Rochen’s web hosting plans are already fully compatible and optimized (both in terms of security and performance) for Joomla 3.x. Following the release of Joomla 3.x as a stable build Rochen will include support for it within our exclusive Joomla Utilities toolset allowing customers automatic security hardened install, upgrade and migration from other hosts of Joomla 3.x sites as well as the ability to easily create staging and development sites. We are extremely excited about and eagerly await this upcoming Joomla release."
- Christopher Adams, Founder & CEO, Rochen Limited
Prices start at $8.95/month
Joomla 3.0 Minimum Compatibility Requirements
|MySQL||5.1 +||5.1 +|
|Apache||2.x +||2.x +|
Get the official list of Joomla's minimum technical requirements.
We expect each of these companies that we have listed to be ready to install Joomla 3.0 as soon as it's released. Visit our install section to learn how to install Joomla when you need to.
What's New In 3.0?
User Experience (UX) upgrade - This means all of the backend and frontend design elements will be changed. It is easier to update articles and navigate the backend of the site.
Mobile View - By default the installed template for Joomla will be ready to view on devices like the iPhone, iPad, Android tablets, Kindle Fire, etc…