Preparing Your Joomla Environment

There are some considerations before actually jumping into the search engine optimization (SEO) settings of your Joomla installation. These are issues such as hosting, domain, URL, etc., so I will discuss these first.


Hosting is extremely important for your site. At least make sure that you are on a reliable host. Preferably, look for hosts that specifically optimize for Joomla and for performance and security. In Chapter 18 on performance, I will pay closer attention to what you should look for in a good host.

Hosts that often have issues such as downtime, problems regarding file permissions, ...

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