Choosing the right CMS for your website

Posted on November 27, 2014 at 9:30 am

CMS stands for Content Management Systems and is the backend system attached to your website which will allow you to make certain changes and add / amend pages and products listed.

There are a variety of Content Management Systems available, some that can be purchased “off the shelf” and others that are bespoke. There are pros and cons to both types of CMS software versions and which one you go for depends entirely on the website development company and the functionality you require.

If your website is quite complex and you want to be able to add in quite a lot of additional functionality (especially if it is specifi to your business) then you may find that a bespoke CMS is the best one for you, as the developer will be able to amend it and add in the elements you require. If you have something that is not going to require complex functionality then an off the shelf option may suit your business. Be sure to ask you web developer what CMS system they intend on using and what this will allow you to do in terms of making changes.

Be sure to check an restrictions such as the number of users or pages that can be added and find out what should happen should you wish to move the website to a different company further down the line.

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