First of all it is necessary to understand the concept and requirement of Content Management Systems.
Content Management has become more advanced and majorly necessary since Internet has grown widely. A CMS is nothing but a computer application that is used in managing the workflow required for jointly creating, editing, searching, indexing etc. kind of digital content. Basically, CMS is used to manage the ever growing collection of digital content.
There are number of ways where Content Management systems can be deployed. Corporations look at content management as a way to manage their data only. But, it has more capability than just managing just the data. Few of the features of CMS are listed below:
The basic purpose of CMS is to manage the content on Web sites. Most CMS use XML to tag the content and database connectivity.
Life Cycle Management of Web : Most of the CMS’s offer content managers to validate as well as approve content prior to the release on the Internet. They also have the control over the date and time the content goes live or when to remove it.
As we all are aware that web pages can be created from templates, content developers can focus on writing.
Content Management Systems also provide the background to manage rights to the content.
There are many Open Source Content Management Systems which we offer our customers. Below is a list of different Content Management Systems (CMS) offered by us.
Drupal CMS : Any of our Shared cPanel hosting package can be considered for having Drupal. At our hosting, we use high end configuration with good amount of bandwidth for our shared servers which will definitely hold multiple videos, images and simultaneous user connections at the same time which is the major requirement of Drupal as well as Social Networking websites. Mod_rewrite, imagemagick, mhash and mcrypt. are by default installed on our shared servers. A well established website on Drupal may utilize more resources. Thus one needs to take care of scripts in order to continue its smooth operation. As the business grows, one will need to upgrade the package to our VPS and thereafter to a Dedicated Server.
Geeklog CMS : Geeklog is one of the oldest content management
systems.It is primarily a blogging platform. It was initially intended for blog users, but has since developed more into a generic CMS. Geeklog can be used as a blogging platform, CMS for a website or a website portal. The Geeklog content management system is run with a MySQL database powered by PHP.
Joomla CMS : The best part of Joomla is that it is an open source application which means that it is freely available.
Now-a-days, Joomla is extensively used across the world to power Web sites, for the reasons mentioned below:
- Corporate Web sites or portals
- Corporate intranets and extranets
- Online magazines, newspapers, and publications
- E-commerce and online reservations
- Government applications
- Small business Web sites
- Non-profit and organizational Web sites
- Community-based portals
- School and church Web sites
- Personal or family homepages
Mambo Open Source CMS : It shares most the features of Joomla. Alike Joomla, Mambo is one of the most liked CMS by corporations. Mambo is free software, licensed under the same GNU General Public License as Linux and other popular Open Source software. Mambo uses Version 2 of the GNU/GPL which means that you are free to use Mambo and/or modify it, under the terms of the license.
PHP-Nuke CMS : This is an automated web-based news publishing and content management system based on PHP and MySQL. The system is fully controlled using a web-based user interface. PHP-Nuke too is released under GNU Generala Public License.
phpWCMS : phpwcms features the following advantages
(only to name some):
- Separation of content and design through the use of templates
- Small costs for the content maintanance
- Simple relaunch-possibility
- Actuality through a simple publication
- A higher attractiveness through dynamic additional services
- Simple enhancement of the web presence without specialized knowledge
- Individual workflow management
- Standardized appearance of the website (Corporate Design)
phpWCMS is designed in a way that it can work on any web server platform which supports PHP with MySQL. It has been tested and proven to be easy for beginners as well. It is flexible and can be easily customized.
TYPO3 CMS : It is one more open source content manage system written in PHP. TYPO3 is a small to midsize enterprise-class Content Management Framework that offers the best of out-of-the-box operation with a complete set of standard modules and a clean and sturdy high-performance architecture accomodating virtually every kind of custom solution or extension. TYPO3, can enable everyone to participate in web-based communication and customer relations. Seamless integration of multimedia content types and dynamic server-side image manipulation and generation are among the numerous standard options inside this comprehensive toolbox for web-based communication. Also included is an internal messaging and workflow communication system for shared authoring and collaboration.
Xoops : XOOPS too is one more freely available CMS which is written in PHP basically for websites. It uses a modular architecture that enables customization and update the theme. XOOPS is an abbreviation of eXtensible Object Oriented Portal System.
Most of the web hosting providers offer these Content Management System applications with their hosting packages.