Joomla 1.6 Hosting Requirements

Looking to install Joomla 1.6 and not sure what the hosting requirements are? Well look no further we have them all for you.

Steven Johnson
by | Posted: April 18, 2011 | Updated: June 11, 2013
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Editors Note: Joomla 1.6 is no longer a current version. Check out our Joomla 3.0 Compatible Host Guide to find the hosts that will work for you.


If you’re a long time Joomla fan then you will be excited to install the latest Version 1.6 to your server. The new version has features that allow for more access control, unlimited categories, one-click extension updates, and better XHTML presentation.

In order to use Joomla 1.6 you will need to make sure your hosting company is up to date with the minimum requirements for a Joomla 1.6 install.

Recommended System Requirements for Joomla 1.6

  • PHP 5.2 and up
  • MySQL 5.0.4 and up
  • Apache: v2 and up
  • Microsoft IIS 7 and up

*Note you may be able to use older versions. Head over to Joomla’s site to see more information.

With this information in mind, we have taken the initiative to gather our favorite hosting providers that match these requirements. Also, part of what makes these companies better is that they provide easy installation of Joomla via One-Click Installers.

Joomla 1.6 Compatible Hosting Companies

  1. HostGator Joomla Hosting (Full Review)
  2. Site5 Joomla Hosting (Full Review)
  3. Rochen Joomla Hosting (Full Review)
  4. BlueHost Joomla Hosting (Full Review)
  5. GreenGeeks Joomla Hosting (Full Review)

The above ranking is reflects the users and our favorite hosts. If you have more questions about how we rate visit check out the article, How We Rate. If you have further questions or notice we are missing important information, let us know.

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Steven Johnson

Steven is a Joomla web developer and worked with Joomla since the Mambo days. He has built websites for startup businesses all the way to for Fortune 500 companies. A graduate of Georgia Tech in Chemical Engineering, he now happily spends his time building websites and reviewing all types of technology.

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