What is CMS? Why it is used?

You may have probably heard about the term CMS if you’ve heard it once you’ve heard it at least twice, but if you want to know what a CMS is and how you can use it then you are on a right place.

So, What is CMS? CMS is a short name for Content Management System. The content management system is basically a program that helps you manage all the content of your website.

What is CMS

Content includes words, images, videos or document files.

Management includes add, edit or delete the content.

System includes a platform to manage it all.

For example, if you want to write a blog or make a website and you don’t know how to code with PHP or MySQL then don’t worry content management system is just what you’ll need.

No PHP or MySQL

Advantages of CMS

  • Friendly Interface.
  • It’s easy to use for non-technical persons.
  • Easy to install.

Disadvantages of CMS

  • CMS are resource expensive.
  • Security issue.
  • For a simple and small site, CMS can be very heavy.

Popular content management systemsDifferent types of CMS

  • Drupaldeveloped in 2003 by Mambo, It is used for complex, advanced and versatile sites, for sites that require complex data like online stores. For example, medspares.com or taboola.comread more.
  • Joomladeveloped in 2001 by Dreis Buytaert. It is used to build a site with more content and structure flexibility than WordPress offers. Supports E-Commerce, Social Networking and many more. For example, linux.com or gsas.harvard.eduread more.
  • WordPressdeveloped in 2003 by Matt Mullenweg, WordPress powers  32% of all websites on the internet. Used for simple websites such as everyday blogging and news sites and anyone looking for an easy-to-manage site. For example, techcrunch.com or vogue.inread more.

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