How To Choose The Right CMS For My Website?
When updating your existing, or creating a new, website one of the most difficult choices to make is what content management system (CMS) you should choose.If you have a website design agency handling the project for you they recommend what they feel the best platform is for your website, however it is also important to do your own research and choose a platform that you think will be easy for you to manage.
1. What is a content management system?
A content management system (CMS) is an application that allows you to create and run your website. You will get an admin panel – an interface where you can create and update pages, posts and other types of content (images, videos, etc) and arrange the content the way you need.
2.What the hell do open source and proprietary mean?
Open source means that the source code of the framework can be modified. This means that your ability to customize the platform is fairly unlimited, while in proprietary frameworks, the source code is owned by a company and cannot be modified. Open source is an online community movement that has been around for a long time. It centers around the idea of ensuring innovation through mass adoption rather than revenue. Both approaches have their pros and cons.
3. Which CMS should you choose?
There are three giants in the CMS world: Drupal, Joomla and WordPress. They have been around since 2000, 2005 and 2003 respectively, and there are no rivals for them outside this trio. All three platforms are free. Each has an army of worshipers.
What factors do you need to consider while choosing the platform for the website?
The most important thing to consider while choosing a CMS platform, in my opinion, is how much time you are prepared to spend developing and maintaining it. If you’re experienced in basic HTML and PHP coding and are planning to create a big online project with lots of contributors involved, you should probably go with Drupal.