The evolution of content, from Ancient Egyptian scribes to the technological advancement of the World Wide Web of our current century, has moved from the hands of a few gifted individuals to those of the masses. In the world of today, virtually anyone can create a website with little or no technical knowledge making publishing and management of business information easier with the help of online software’s/application that serves a variety of needs.
The concept of a content management system might be viewed as purely a digital concept, if you go back in time, you may be forced to rethink your idea of a content management system. The Library of Alexandria (300 BC to AD 273) was an early attempt at managing content that was preserved in the form of papyrus scrolls and codices, and access to them was controlled. In a historical sense, Librarians were the first content managers.
What is Content Management System?
In a simple term, A Content Management System [CMS] is a software or application platform that allows users to create, edit, archive, collaborate, report, publish, distribute information usually a website using Graphic User Interface (GUI) which makes interacting with a website’s database more user friendly.
When you think about creating a web site, the first vision that may come to mind fo those who are not tech-savvy may be web developer/programmer, however with a content management system anyone including the developer themselves can create a web site without having to write a single line of code.
Bloggers have greatly benefitted from the advantage of using a content management system like WordPress to publish content about their passion without having to know how to write a single code as the professional programmers do.
Software as Service CMS vs Open Source CMS
We get frequently asked questions about what is the difference between SaaS CMS and Open Source CMS and we will like to address such questions here. Now that we understand what content management systems are about, let’s get to understand a few key terms:
For most developers and businesses opting for open source CMS such as WordPress, Magento, Prestashop is the way to go and you are liberty to modify the codes if there any need to. Open-source software or applications are usually best when a single installation of a site is to be built and configured by a skilled web developer who can keep the installation up to date with security patches or new versions.
Saas CMS offers much more, it provides a more robust and easily maintained environment with a specialized server hosting environment that most developers may not be handle unless you are on a managed hosting service. Source code is not freely distributed like that of an open-source CMS and modifications may not be accessible to a developer. In simpler terms, it means you are “leasing” the application or an instance of it for your client’s site. You are paying for the use of the software, and not for the ownership of the software.
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