CMS is a system that manages the content of your website. In simple words, a CMS will allow you to update your website contents easily and smartly.
Business owners normally find it difficult to keep their website content as up to date as they would like. Often there are delays getting new content online, the site stagnates and your clients get to see outdated information.
USING CMS YOU CAN MANAGE THE CONTENT OF YOUR WEBSITE EVEN IF YOU DON’T HAVE WEB DESIGNING TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE.
A CMS web presence allows you to manage your website even if you have no technical knowledge, experience with HTML or web site design.
It also reduces the calls to your web design agency or IT department for changes to the website.
CMS reduces the time required to publish, allowing you to get your content on-line faster. This is a very important issue for any professional website.
CMS REDUCES THE TIME REQUIRED TO PUBLISH, ALLOWING YOU TO GET YOUR CONTENT ON-LINE FASTER
At the front of a content management system is an easy-to-use authoring environment, designed to work like Word. This provides a non-technical way of creating new pages or updating content, without having to know any HTML.
The CMS also allows you to manage the structure of the site. That is, where the pages go, and how they are linked together and also allow you to upload file and images to your web server while maintaining website security, layout and design intact.
Once a page has been created, it is saved into the CMS database, along with the other supporting details, and once the content is in the repository, it can then be published out on the Internet.
Open Source CMS vs Proprietary
There’s no doubt that an Open Source CMS solution can meet the needs of a range of different size businesses. The low cost (no license fees), freedom of open standards and customization make it a winning option for many that decide to venture down the Open Source route.
However, what’s often left out of the equation is the issue of costs. While an Open Source CMS appears to be free on the surface it is far from it when you consider the time and resources required to customize and support the business.
The real costs of an Open Source CMS solution usually becomes visible only during implementation. When you consider the time it can take to customize an Open SourceCMS, the costs can easily outstrip the costs of a proprietary system that delivers the functionality in one solution.
WE DEVELOPED A PROPRIETARY CMS TO SUITS THE REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIFICATION OF OUR CLIENTS WEBSITE, USING AN INTUITIVE AND USER FRIENDLY INTERFACE TO MANAGE THE WEBSITE CONTENT.
CMS vs. Static Website
A static website is an HTML base website created by a web designer, the only way to update the web content is to alter the HTML pages and that requires some knowledge in HTML editing and interaction with the web host server (usually via FTP).
While CMS is best for websites that publish new content regularly, other website’s owners with small number of pages that do not update the content frequently will do better if they use a static website instead.
Usually the cost for a static website is significantly lower than that of a CMS based website and since update frequency is low the only ongoing cost will be web hosting and domain name registration.