There are several choices of content management systems that offer a variety of functions for different needs. Which one is right for your business will depend on a number of factors, including your business’s size, scope and sector. The most well known are:
Open CMS was created in the late 90’s and has consequently become one of the best known types of CMS. It is fully browser based and open source, which means it is freely available and modified by everyone, although it is distributed by Alkacon Software. In the last 15 years it has developed into a powerful yet user-friendly CMS tool.
Another open source CMS platform, Drupal is a community based program that allows you to build anything from a personal blog to a business website. It contains thousands of add-ons and offers a huge selection of designs to be modified to your tastes and needs.
One of the most popular platforms for, Wordpress is a free to use, although you can pay to use the more in depth upgrade features, with a huge selection of templates to choose from. Wordpress tends to be used as a blog building tool rather than a website one.
Winner of many awards, Joomla is a very highly regarded CMS that is championed by many in the industry. As well as website building, Joomla offers the opportunity to build applications, allowing for greater creativity. Open sourced and free to use, it has become one of the most popular CMS systems.
With the backing of online giants Ebay, Magento open source CMS offers one of the most complete packages of all. There are two versions available, the community edition, which is designed for the most basic needs and Enterprise, for more complex website building. Unlike the community version, Enterprise is not available for free.
Overview of Main CMS Providers
|Open CMS||Free||Easily Modified|
|Drupal||Free||Huge Selection Of Add-Ons|
Variety Of Templates
|Magento||Free||Fee Paying Package: In Depth Capabilities|
Free Version: Simplicity