CMS-the Web Content management system
Content Management System is shortly referred to as a CMS. It is a type of web hosting that allows you to define and set the permission for the multiple users at various level to handle and manage the content at different level in your website.
The content can fall under different category such as blog, article, events, press release and many more. The content management system falls in to two category after a fine line is drawn, traditional or Open source content management system and Hosted content management system.
OPEN SOURCE CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
The open source content management system are the application to build the website that is freely downloadable online. With the help of these Open Source CMSs, websites can be self hosted in just a few clicks.
Drupal, WordPress, Joomla etc can be considered as a few traditional CMSs available in the market holding major shares.The regular self hosted content management systems are listed below:
- WordPress: WordPress was initially started for blogging purpose, but in the long run it has gained success as a Content Management System as well.
- Drupal: It is a very popular, and flexible Content Management System available in the market. It is quite simple to use, it would be better to handle it with a prior knowledge of coding and other technical aspects.
- Joomla: Joomla is yet another CMS that is mobile ready and user friendly. Joomla counts for more than 35 million downloads. It also provides a huge number of extensions to add additional features.
- Alfersco: Alfresco is a powerful Content Management System at enterprise level that features efficient management of documents and web. This CMS automates the business processes that are document intensive and assists in the collaboration of operations in a large scale.
- B2Evolution: b2Evolution is an open source CMS featuring anti spam filters, multiple blogs, online books, photo albums, pages and manuals. The CMS also supports comments, multiple categories and sub-categories also skins.
With open source CMSs one big advantage is that you might not require a developer or any technically qualified person to start with your website and it is free of cost too.
HOSTED CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM:
Hosted Content Management System do not refer to anything unique, rather they are the CMS’s that are hosted by the service provider for a specified price. Many of the hosted CMSs are huge enough to fit the size of the pocket; there are a select few that feature the best service options and fall in the category of an average pocket size. Few of the hosted CMSs are:
Light CMS: It is a simple Content Management System that provides a greater flexibility with respect to design. It offers up to 80 predefined templates that are fully integrated. This CMS features Blogs ,Photo Gallery Modules, Podcasts, RSS Feeds, Calendars and Events.
Squarespace: Squarespace is yet another hosted Content Management System without an admin panel. This provides a common solution for websites that accommodate blogs, portfolios and content. Squarespace offers three different pricing options to choose from and all the three options come with different feature sets.