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How does Jomatu work?

Some content management systems on the market require you to download and install special software that runs on your web server. Others require you to modify your website's HTML code in order to be able to edit your website content. And most of them depend on integrating your website, in one form or another, within their system in order to simply work. None of the above applies to Jomatu.

Most content management systems are designed for use by professional web designers to set up and configure before you, the website owner, can use them. Jomatu requires no set-up, no software installation or prior modification to your existing website before you can start editing your website content. Jomatu is specially designed for you, the website owner, to start using right away.

Jomatu works by remotely accessing your web pages directly; To edit one of your web pages simply do the following:

  1. Use Jomatu to select the web page that you want to edit;
  2. Edit the web page using the full-featured text editor;
  3. When finished, Jomatu writes the page back again. Done.

It really is as simple as that, yet Jomatu can also do so much more; for more information, see our detailed list of features.

What do I need to start editing my website with Jomatu?

As mentioned above, Jomatu needs to access your website remotely to be able to apply your changes to your web pages. It does this using File Transfer Protocol (FTP) which is the standard way most web pages are updated on the web. Consequently, you will need to have your website's FTP details available*.

Where do I get my FTP details?

If you set up your own website hosting then your hosting company will have already sent these to you. If someone else has set up your website hosting (typically your web designer), then they will be able to supply you with this information. If they refuse - often on the grounds of 'security' (or because they just want to control your website!) - then you could ask them to set up your Jomatu account for you. Key FTP credentials are encrypted on our system, so neither you or we get to see them. If all else fails, consider changing your hosting to Jomatu – we're sure you'll save money as well! For more information, see our hosting information page.

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* Specifically, you will need your FTP: host name, user name and password. You may also need (depending on your hosting set-up) the following: FTP port number and root directory name.