Friday, January 21, 2011

Basics Of Content Management System

by Kabir Bedi

The objective of having a website is not only to present you in online world, but more important is to present the good portrait of you on the web and to ensure that customers get the desired information about a product or service from your website. Therefore, it is essential to have a website that presents right and updated information in front of the viewers, otherwise your website will be unable to garner quality web traffic and thereby affecting its sales.

To ensure the information rich content on the web, web development companies adopt the best available content management system for their clients website while their development. With the information rich content present on your website, your website gets the benefit of ranking high on popular search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo.

Basically, Content management system or CMS solution implemented in a site is a way to facilitate, upload, edit and manage content conveniently on a website. And the websites that update their content regularly by making addition of latest content frequently have higher chances to get indexed by the search engines. All in all, we can say that CMS has revolutionized the way content is being updated, managed and shared on the site.

Choosing to use content management system for an ecommerce website, the non-techies can also manage the site with an ease who do not have in depth knowledge in development and programming. And the introduction of CMS solutions have making people realize the importance of changing content more frequently and rapidly. This open-source solution mainly focus on using PHP, as it provides a server side scripting language to manage the dynamic content of websites.

Before making a final decision for which CMS program to choose for your site, you can also go for an audit trial to set up for your site. Mainly, there are three types of CMS programs available to chose from;

Online Processing System – Helps making changes instantaneously.

Offline Processing System – The changes are made offline and then that are made run live after going through a long chain of verification.

Hybrid System – The system combines both online as well as offline processing system. If the required change is simple, it is done online but if the changes are more complicated and need verification, then it is done offline and then sent to make live.

The open source CMS allows website to develop quickly in a a fraction of the normal time by eliminating the hassles of tiresome coding with providing modules and IIIrd party add-ons. Using right CMS for your website will turn you lead into website design as we know that managing a dynamic website can turn into a real nightmare if not developed with using latest technology and right solution. And CMS offers perfect solution to emerging regular ecommerce problems. While using CMS, just be sure that your chosen solution meets with your requirements well whether it is a simple freeware product or the complex system requiring a substantial amount of investment to be made in implementation and maintenance.

About the Author

Kabir Bedi is the senior web consultant in a leading web site development and web consulting agency who is known to offer professional web development services, business website development, CMS Web development and web maintenance services.