CMS – Content Management Systems.
Modern sites rarely do without CMS – content management systems. This is not surprising, because CMS can significantly simplify the maintenance of the finished site, making it more accessible for administration.
How to choose a CMS?
Quite often, the choice of CMS is determined only by the cost of the system. Therefore, all CMS are divided into two main groups: paid and free (and “free” are not necessarily substandard). The choice of a paid or free CMS depends primarily on the budget that the company plans to spend on creating a site.
So, large and very large companies may well allow themselves to choose a CMS, created individually for these companies, in accordance with their requirements and wishes. This is the most expensive type of CMS since CMS is developed from scratch.
The advantages of such CMS include, first of all, their individuality – such systems are suitable for solving non-standard tasks of website development, for complex and large online portals, online stores.
Among the shortcomings of individually developed CMS are the already mentioned high cost of creation, as well as the considerable duration of the development process itself. It can take months to create the core of the system, and the implementation of CMS on the site will require even more time.
Choosing a commercial type of CMS is convenient for medium and small companies. It is a commercial CMS that is suitable for solving the most common tasks when creating sites. Compared to individual systems, such systems have a much lower cost; moreover, they are not developed “from scratch”, but are connected to the site in finished form.
as a rule, are chosen by small companies, private entrepreneurs, private individuals. The most important advantage of such systems is, of course, the absence of acquisition costs. However, in comparison with commercial CMS, in this case, it may take more time to implement CMS on the site, since the components of free “engines” can be “raw”, unfinished.
However, the last problem is solved: free CMSs have excellent support not only from developers but also from an army of users, which ensures quick elimination of detected “vulnerabilities”.
In addition to the cost of CMS, an important criterion for choosing one or another content management system is also an assessment of the interaction of the CMS with the hosting platform, as well as with the administrator or owner of the site.
So, various hosting sites may or may not support certain CMS. Therefore, when choosing a CMS, you should consider the capabilities of your hosting site. If the CMS is selected in advance, then you should look for a hosting that supports just such a CMS.
The interaction of the CMS with the owner or administrator of the site occurs at all stages of the life cycle of the site: the introduction of CMS, installation on the hosting, support and site modification. Therefore, to select a CMS, you should compare several systems by such parameters as:
the duration of the “deployment” of the site with CMS on the hosting site;
the ability to create a local copy of the site;
the availability of access to the source code of the CMS and the ability to refine its functionality;
the availability of quality documentation for the CMS;
availability of backup mechanisms;
availability of a convenient and intuitive site administration interface with CMS.
To give the correct assessment to all the specified parameters and to choose CMS is a difficult task for a person who does not specialize in web design and website development. In addition, in most cases, the site owner simply does not have the opportunity to “touch” each CMS in action. Therefore, the choice of a suitable CMS should be entrusted to professional developers of the company’s website.
Web-design company GCC MARKETING offers integrated development, promotion, and maintenance of sites, redesign, and modernization of sites, site translation to modern content management systems. We will help you choose the CMS that best meets the goals and objectives of your site, and at the same time is convenient and accessible even for users who do not have web programming skills.