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The ideal environment for hosting Joomla built web sites

Joomla hosting is the ideal platform for hosting Joomla, a Content Management System (CMS), which enables you to build web sites and powerful online applications. CMS systems like Joomla help you keep track of every item of content on your web site which can include text, photos, music, video or documents.

Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla one of the most popular choices in web site software today. Joomla is an open source program, which means its code is made available for use or modification by users and developers.

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Why should I choose Storm Internet?

Get the help you need, when you need it! So should you have a problem with your Joomla hosting package, our innovative online LiveChat enables you to connect immediately to a technical expert.


Our highly qualified team monitor our servers round the clock and are always on hand to provide help and advice. In addition, our comprehensive and easily searchable online knowledge base is an invaluable customer resource for common queries.


Storm Internet provides UK web hosting – and all of our servers are based at our state-of-the-art data centre in Maidenhead, Berkshire. By hosting your website on UK based servers, you can significantly improve your web site’s position within UK search engine results & UK specific searches.

  • 99.8% uptime guarantee (99.99% typical)
  • 24/7 LiveChat Technical Support
  • Constant server monitoring
  • UK based data centre
  • Exclusive customer discounts


In order to successfully host Joomla, it is recommended that you have installed PHP 5.2, MySQL 4.1, Apache 2.1x+ or Microsoft IIS7.5.

Yes, we support Joomla hosting on our Linux Ultimate package and currently host several hundred active installations of Joomla for our customers on these packages.

Yes. An added benefit of our Joomla hosting packages in comparison to many of our competitors, is that we allow full Remote Connections to your Joomla MySQL database. This means that you have full management capabilities over your database and can directly access and manage your database, using powerful MySQL management tools such as MySQL Workbench (formally MySQL Administrator).

Yes. With our Joomla hosting package, we make it easy to transfer an existing Joomla web site hosted elsewhere to us. There’s no need to rebuild your database from scratch if you wish to transfer an existing Joomla database to us. If you already have a Joomla database hosted elsewhere, all you need is a script backup of your Joomla database which can quickly be restored to your Storm Joomla hosting package using phpMyAdmin that comes preinstalled on our Linux Ultimate package. You are also able to take full backups of your Joomla database using the control panel we provide and can restore back to your site at any point. Therefore not only ensuring your Joomla based site runs perfectly, but also that it is fully protected.

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Storm Internet wins Best Hosted Provider at 22nd ISPA Awards Storm Internet wins Best Hosted Provider at 22nd ISPA Awards

Storm Internet wins Best Hosted Provider at 22nd ISPA Awards

Over the years Storm Internet has collected a number of awards. They reflect a core methodology by which we empower our clients by providing them with the technology and tools they need to accomplish their goals efficiently.

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