Joomla is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) for publishing web content. It is built on amodel–view–controller web application framework that can be used independently of the CMS.
Joomla is written in PHP, uses standard programming techniques and stores data in a MySQL, MS SQL, or PostgreSQL database, and includes features such as page caching, RSS feeds, printable versions of pages, news flashes,blogs, polls, search, and support for language internationalization. Joomla supports over 60 languages.
As of February 2014, Joomla has been downloaded over 50 million times. Over 7,700 free and commercial extensions are available from the official Joomla! Extension Directory, and more are available from other sources. It is estimated to be the second most used content management system on the Internet after WordPress.