Yes! Download the version of Joomla! that you want to use, unpack the files locally and then upload them to your account directly using FTP. You'll also need to create a database for your Joomla site. Once you've uploaded the files and created the database, visiting your site will take you to the Joomla installation page and you can begin the install process. The installing Joomla documentation page provides detailed installation instructions.
You can find hosting companies that provide Joomla! hosting all over the world. The Joomla! Project is sponsored in part by the following companies which provide specialised Joomla! web hosting.
- A2 Hosting is a Bronze Global Sponsor
- HostPapa is a Bronze Global Sponsor
- CloudAccess is the provider of the Joomla! Demo platform
- Rochen is the hosting partner for the Joomla! family of websites
You can customise Joomla! by installing extensions to add new features to your site or to change its look and appearance. There are more than 8,000 extensions available from members of the Joomla! community ready for you to download from the Joomla! Extensions Directory.
The file signatures, also known as checksums, are like fingerprints. These signatures are generated by our release team when a new version of Joomla! is released and can be used to validate the integrity of a downloaded file and help you to ensure that it has not been altered in any way. As of Joomla! 3.9, these signatures are also being validated when installing core and extension updates within your site.