Introduction to the Content Management System (CMS)

Content Management System (CMS) is an application designed to create, arrange and improvise data. Simplifying the complex and complicated process of publishing content on your website or intranet. In CMS, the data can be anything - text, images, movies, data technology, and others. With this convenience even a layman can create text and multimedia content to the features page by using this clever application. In addition to his ability that quite a lot in terms of web page design and publishing, CMS is also used to perform tasks such as:

  • Help to receive data and make storage easy.
  • Help to prevent duplicate content
  • Simplify the task of writing reports
  • Accessing data with the right of access
The types of CMS - Broadly speaking there are 5 types of Content Management System.
  1. Enterprise CMS (ECMS) - Related to create, organize, share information within organizations, as well as optimize enterprise business processes. Generally together with the application of these organizations, ensuring the flow of process data to the user's current content, reduce risks and prevent duplication.
  2. Web CMS (WCMS) - As mentioned above, aims to create and design is much easier to publish content so that everyone can create content without the need to have HTML capability.
  3. Mobile CMS (MCMS) - To help store and distribute content to mobile devices like mobile phones, PDAs, and so forth.
  4. Component CMS (CCMS) - Sets the content in tiered levels.
  5. Document CMS (DCMS) - Set the electronic data and document images.

Open Source CMS
Open Source CMS available where we can modify to suit your needs, but if you want more specific needs such as multi-language, auto link checking, and so on then you need to special order this application.

When to use a CMS
Actually it depends on the various factors which you need a CMS or not. As the size of the website, the number of visitors generated from the website, knowledge and expertise from the web master. If your site is large, of course, consists of a lot of content and materials to be managed. So this requires CMS. That will keep the material in a structured format and efficient form of quality database. Administrative side from CMS will manage all confidential databases. Even sometimes small website also requires CMS.

CMS also works in making changes to your website effectively without the need of knowledge and experience in developing websites. This will save you time in contacting a web designer again and again to make minor modifications periodically.

The attributes of an effective CMS
The main feature of CMS is ease of use. Like designing a layout, publish and distribute data. Must have a strong support when a web master experience time constraints in terms of technical and skill. It should be simple enough to be studied. Error control who can read. In addition, a good CMS is that it can be directed to various versions and scales on various platforms. All of the above that determines whether a CMS is good or not.


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