Joomla 3.9.20 is available for download. This is a security release for the 3.x series of Joomla. It addresses 6 security vulnerabilities and contains over 25 bug fixes and improvements.
Any modern site requires constant monitoring and sites developed on CMS Joomla are no exception. This is primarily because the CMS itself and the main third-party extensions are constantly updated in order to expand the functionality. In addition, importantly, in order to eliminate possible vulnerabilities. Long interruptions in site maintenance can cause serious security and performance issues.
It's not so long now to wait for Joomla 4 to enter the market. Presumably, Joomla 4 will be released in the 1st quarter of 2020. At the same time, Joomla 3.9 will be supported for 2 years and this is quite a sufficient period for reflection and transition to a new platform. It is important to understand that Joomla 4 will only work on PHP 7.
Although Joomla has improved over time, it has been developed using technologies from a decade ago. To date, Joomla is no longer in line with modern technology.
If you plan to launch a new site and want to figure out which CMS to choose in 2020, WordPress or Joomla, read this article where we do our own analysis. Joomla or WordPress - this question is increasingly asked by novice webmasters and even experienced website developers. The competition under the slogan "JOOMLA vs WORDPRESS" continues and it will be especially interesting to watch its progress after the appearance of Joomla 4 on the CMS market.
If you want to find a suitable and high-quality hosting for your Joomla site, you need to carefully study the capabilities of the servers, since not every hosting provider can offer the conditions necessary for the correct operation of the Joomla CMS.
On some hostings, the database may work slowly, on others there are limits on the use of server resources, etc. Some hosting companies even block the operation of servers in case of excessive loads.
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