Website Management with Content Management System – Web CMS
There is a big difference between a custom content management system (CMS) and custom designed CMS. Where one requires custom coding usually for enterprise level website management, the other is achieved at a reasonable cost by integrating custom design with existing CMS website. We can build a time and cost-effective WordPress website in PHP, HTML5 cms or a DontNetNuke website in ASP.NET for smaller businesses with more sensitive budgets for website management. We also specialize in custom systems for businesses with more subscription requirements by using Microsoft ASP.NET technology. Our certified programmers are here to help!
Deciding which route to go for your CMS deployment depends on a number of issues. Ultimately, you want the best ROI possible for such deployment. It really boils down to your specifications, your budget, and the demands of your particular situation. In case you have a tighter budget but specific requirements with a reasonable timeline, we can customize a CMS based on a framework. It will be a process that may have its hiccups during the building stage, but it may be the right approach to your situation. Some of the high-priced CMS solutions such as Sitefinity for Enterprise at $20,000 look very good, but your budget is the bottom line; we will customize an open source CMS or build a custom CMS depending on your situation and your budget.
What is a CMS?
A CMS or content management system is a software that keeps track of every piece of content on your website, much like your local public library keeps track of books and stores them. Content can be simple text, photos, music, video, documents, or just about anything you can think of. A major advantage of using a CMS is that it requires almost no technical skill or knowledge to manage. Since the CMS manages all your content, you don’t have to.
Cost of CMS
One of the main advantages of using open source platforms like Joomla, Drupal, WordPress, or DotNetnuke is they can help you save on development and maintenance costs. For example, when we’re building a blog site for a client, we always recommend WordPress to make their lives easier. Writing custom code for blog functionality is a redundant task which adds an unnecessary cost to a project. Cost can be reduced by adding custom components to existing platforms.
If you want to keep your website super speedy, you’ll probably be better off building a custom solution from the ground up so long as you have a more flexible budget. We also need to be thinking of the user experience, such as website managers who will use the CMS on a regular basis. The user’s skill level may direct what kind of CMS solution we should integrate to your website. Let that be an open source or a custom CMS.
Open source CMS are a double-edged sword when it comes to security. Regular releases of new security patches and upgrades should mean the sites you build are more secure. However, because the code is open and the value for hackers in finding exploits in these systems is so high, you also may become a target. Most large financial organizations or enterprises will have a custom CMS platform – a costly closed-source, off the shelf solution.