CMS – a buzz word in the web development industry due to its benefits.
Content Management System (CMS) is used to manage the content of a website. It basically has the abilities to provide different permission levels to multiple users to manage data or information of internet / intranet applications. It is also called as web management system and consists of two elements:
- Content Management Application (CMA)
- Content Delivery Application (CDA)
CMA element allows the content manager to manage the creation, modification and removal of content from a website without the need of web masters and also without any knowledge of HTML. CDA element compiles and uses that information to update the website.
Since the amount of information being uploaded on the internet increases day-by-day, it has created a greater need for content management systems. CMS is a boon for websites. Website managers can easily modify the website contents and also find required information from the database by searching keywords. It also allows to improve a website’s search engine ranking.
As an outcome of vast experience in web industry, we have discovered that in spite of best efforts to have a good website up and running, after a certain period visitors find the content out-dated and lose interest over a period of time. This is mainly because of lack of technical know-how and time for content updation. Besides, having an in-house content team guided by experts would cost much and may not prove to be beneficial.
When using CMS based websites, you can work on the website without going into the programming of your site. It might include managing videos, catalogs, photo galleries and much more. Dependency on the web development company reduces drastically. However, a CMS based website requires more web hosting space as compared to a simple HTML website.
Advantages of CMS:
- Ability to create, edit, review, publish and delete contents
- Allow multiple users to update contents
- Easy to use
- Search engine friendly
- Engages users
There are different CMS platforms available such as Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, etc.