Content management systems
Ready to carve your own space online, but can’t decide on which content management system to use? Shashank Sharma has some suggestions.
Ready to carve your own space on the interwebs, but can’t decide on which CMS to use? Shashank Sharma has some open source suggestions…
For many years now, starting a blog has required little more than setting up an account on one of the free services. But if you decide to create a more complex and content-rich website, you have to make one yourself. This, too, is a straightforward process – if you’re willing to spend a little time creating the proper environment. But after you’ve settled on a web server and created the database and user to manage it, you still have to decide what content management system (CMS) you wish to use for your website.
Depending on your preference for scripting language, you can find a CMS built using Ruby, Python, Java and others; however, PHP remains the most popular choice. As much as we would have liked to give representation to the different languages that are available, the self-imposed limitation of a fully-featured CMS that recently pushed out a new release left us with little choice.
With more users connecting to the web using various devices of varying form factors, your website should render perfectly on all the different devices. More often than not, modern CMSs are even optimised for mobile devices. The ideal CMS is one that’s easy to deploy and allows for extensive tweaking such that you can mould it to your liking.