Launched in 2005, Joomla is a top Open Source CMS platform written in PHP and stored in a MySQL database. Joomla powers around 5% of websites around the world and is seeing continuous improvement and development. More than 1,6 million live websites are using Joomla at present, making it the 3rd popular CMS platform in the world. As an Open Source CMS instead of being hosted, Joomla is free and available for everyone to use. It was launched with the intention of providing users with a scalable means of building their websites and applications, without any knowledge of coding.