50 Web Publishing Apps

Website cloudaccess.net

CloudAccess.net

CloudAccess.net is a managed hosting service for Joomla, a full-fledged open-source CMS that powers sites like IHOP, the Guggenheim Museum and Harvard University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The service takes care of installation and maintenance for non-technical users — tasks usually requiring a developer or server administration know-how.

Pros
Strong Joomla development community provides a wide range of templates and add-ons for extending site visual design and functionality
Quickstart and training videos covering Joomla basics
Full hosting features such as FTP, backup and database access
Account backend significantly integrated with Joomla backend
Unlike competitor Simplweb, supports user-installed add-ons and has more hosting plans and features
Phone support available with some plans
Cons
Takes up to 30 minutes to provision a new site (we tired of waiting after over 3 hours and contacted customer support)
Expect to invest some time in learning Joomla’s peculiar approach to content management
Default Joomla control panel UI design is rather dated
Admin backend runs on a non-secure server (no SSL)
Signup e-mail contains unprotected password
Price
Starts at $4.95 per month