What is CMS?
CMS is the abbreviation used for 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 of key board and what is the difference between the right click functionality and left click functionality of 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 giving a single penny to any web master.
Who needs CMS?
When some body wants to change content on one of his own web site he must have the knowledge of hyper text language (HTML), now if that person doesn’t know any thing about HTML then he will find himself no where. 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 web site with the help of some best content management system.
What is meant by 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 every thing which includes text, images, video clips, voice clips, documents, address books and etc…
Types of Content management system
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 web site with out any need of an expert of web programming or with out any even basic knowledge of hypertext markup language (HTML).Where as the content delivery application use 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 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 in some further details, like the features of content management system. A CMS should have some basic qualities which are as follows: