CMS Websites

CMS is a web application used to manage information from the website without knowing any technical knowledge of Mark up languages and other web technologies.

Why CMS?

Content Management SystemsSince the static websites are expensive and difficult to maintain, a new technology called Content Management System (CMS) is developed. A CMS uses a database to store, retrieve and edit the contents of the website. Each page of the website is stored as simple text. When logged into CMS as an admin, an editor or a publisher, CMS displays web contents in a text editor, making it easier to edit, search and manipulate web contents. Furthermore CMS allows for additional features called module and components etc, to be easily integrated into the website.

The CMS has ability to change and update contents anytime using a web browser. CMS comes with built-in-search functionality. It's easier to add forums, set up RSS feeds, subscription to news letter and much more. Thus, CMS reduces cost of the website maintenance.

Top 3 CMS

WordPress:

WordPressWordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and content management system (CMS) powered by PHP and MySQL. It has many features including a plug-in architecture and a template system. WordPress is used by over 14.7% of Alexa Internet's "top 1 million" websites and as of August 2011 powers 22% of all new websites WordPress is currently the most popular CMS in use on the Internet.


Joomla:

JoomlaJoomla is a free and open source content management system (CMS) for publishing content on the World Wide Web and intranets and a model–view–controller (MVC) Web application framework that can also be used independently.

Joomla is written in PHP, uses object-oriented programming (OOP) techniques and software design patterns[citation needed], stores data in a MySQL database, and includes features such as page caching, RSS feeds, printable versions of pages, news flashes, blogs, polls, search, and support for language internationalization.

Joomla had been downloaded 23 million times.[3] Between March 2007 and February 2011 there had been more than 21 million downloads

Drupal:

DrupalDrupal is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) and content management framework (CMF) written in PHP and distributed under the GNU General Public License. It is used as a back-end system for at least 1.5% of all websites worldwide ranging from personal blogs to corporate, political, and government sites including whitehouse.gov and data.gov.uk .It is also used for knowledge management and business collaboration.