What is a Content Management System?
According the to the social encyclopedia, The Wikipedia, “Content management system (CMS) is a computer application that allows publishing, editing and modifying content, organizing, deleting as well as maintenance from a central interface”. Content Management Systems provide procedures to manage workflow in a collaborative environment making Windows Shared Hosting and Linux Shared Hosting environments convenient and easy to use. These procedures can be manual steps or an automated cascade. CMSs have been available since the late 1990s. Content Management Systems have made the task of Linux and Windows web hosting very easy that even a person without any experience in Web Hosting and no HTML coding expertise can create websites with ease.
You can make use of a CMS and can host any type of website. Some of them include
- News Websites
- Shopping Websites
- Hobby Websites
- Portfolios and Business Websites etc.
Many corporate firms and marketing agencies’ websites use CMSs for their hosting needs. CMSs typically aim to avoid the need for hand coding, but when required it supports specific elements or entire pages.
WordPress is the most popular CMS in the world. It is an open source content management system. Hosted WordPress application is also used as a blogging tool. WordPress is built using on the most trusted web hosting programming lanuguage, PHP and the most widely used web hosting database, MySQL. It’s many out of the box plugins and themes that make building and hosting a website fast and easy.
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Joomla is an open source web based content management system (CMS). It’s Model-view-controller (MVC) framework makes it a very powerful and scalable content management system for both Windows Shared Hosting and Linux Shared Hosting. The most trusted web hosting programming language, PHP is used for the code development of Joomla. The most widely used web database, MySQL is used for the data storage functions of Joomla.
Joomla uses Object oriented programming (OOP) techniques and design pattern concepts. It has support for multiple languages and advanced page caching techniques to improve site performance. To know more about the features and benefits of Joomla Web Hosting click here.
Drupal is a widely used open source content management system for web development. It is licensed under the GNU license and is built using the most trusted web hosting programming language, PHP. It has a database based back end with high security and file management tools. The database that is used at the back end can be configured as per user choice, though MySQL Server is the most preferred one. Similar to other content management systems, Drupal can run on both Windows Hosting Environment and Linux Hosting environment without any trouble.
Drupal uses a stable architecture called Presentation Abstraction Control (PAC) to provide a seamless and yet easy to manage website creation and web hosting experience. With its optimized user delegation mechanisms, it improves the performance of the website hosted on Drupal.
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