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Online Content Management Systems

What is CMS?

CMS is the abbreviation used for the content management system. In simple words, it is just a software that helps you to manage all the content for your website. With the help of these content management systems, one can quickly and easily add, edit, update and delete website contents and website pages as well. The only thing, he needs to know is how to press a few keys on the keyboard and what is the difference between the right-click functionality and left click functionality of the mouse. CMS will take care of all the rest of the things.So in this way, you will save a lot of money and time by doing all the work by yourself and not give a single penny to any webmaster.

Who needs CMS?

When somebody wants to change content on one of his own website he must have the knowledge of hypertext language (HTML), now if that person doesn’t know anything about HTML then he will find himself nowhere. What he will do now is to hire an expert but now with the advancement of technology, it is so easy to change and manage the content on your website with the help of some best content management system.

What is meant by the content in CMS?

Now when we talk about content, what comes first in everybody’s mind is the content that is only present in the body of a webpage Content means everything which includes text, images, video clips, voice clips, documents, address books and etc…

Technically we have two types of content management systems:

1- Content management application (CMA)
2- Content delivery application (CDA)

Content management application part of the content management system is used to create, remove and edit any content from your website without any need of an expert of web programming or without any even basic knowledge of hypertext markup language (HTML).Whereas the content delivery application uses all the records and information created by content management application to update a site.

Features of content management system

There is a wide range of content management systems available in the market and over the internet. Some of them are freely available and some of them are available at reasonable cost. Now the question is, which one is the best content management system?. To answer this question, we should go into some further details, like the features of the content management system.

A CMS should have some basic qualities which are as follows:

1- Ease of use

2- Web-based publication

3- Format management

4- Revision control

5- easy communication between users

6- Indexing

7- Allow a large number of users

8- Searching

9- Easy data storage

10- Retrieval

The above-mentioned features are some key features of any online content management system. Now different small and big organizations prefer to use a web content management system rather hiring a webmaster because of ease of use. It is just like that if somebody is using Microsoft word and editing, creating and deleting from his or her document.

So, it is highly recommended to use a CMS, because it is a new advanced technology which is helping programmers or webmasters to not to put all their energy in removing syntax mistakes while managing data but to use their energies for the satisfaction of client which saves for them a lot of money and time.