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Fantastico cPanel Hosting – CMS

FantasticoOn to the second part of the Fantastico cPanel Hosting blogging series where we will be discussing the various Content Management Systems (CMSs) that are included in all of our Website Hosting Packages at Stallion Hosting. Content Management Systems are designed to help you and your business/community easily publish, manage and organize a variety of content and create a sort of news-based web portal. CMS’s allow end-users (know as authors) to provide new information to the website in the form of articles as well as other forms of content.

Content Management Systems use a concept of the workflow for the target users, which defines how the new content is to be routed around the system so that the user that requires that certain information is able to get to it. All this breaks down to a general definition of a CMS, which is: A (CMS) Content Management System is software that easily allows users to create, edit and manage web content. This is just one of the reasons why content management systems have become very popular amongst designers, developers and users across the globe.

These are just a few advantages of using CMS:

  • Keep your content organized and easily accessible
  • Build up a comprehensive data base
  • Reduce content and site maintenance costs
  • Increase your data security

CMS options with Fantastic and cPanel Hosting:

  • Drupal:
    • Short description: An advanced portal with collaborative book, search engines friendly URLs, online help, roles, full content search, site watching, threaded comments, version control, blogging, news aggregator.
      For more info you can view the homepage of this CMS: http://www.drupal.org
  • Geeklog:
    • Short description: A portal system with a wide range of modules.
      For more info you can view the homepage of this CMS: http://www.geeklog.net
  • Joomla:
    • Short description: Joomla! is one of the most powerful Open Source Content Management Systems on the planet. It is used all over the world for everything from simple websites to complex corporate applications. Joomla! is easy to install, simple to manage, and reliable.
      For more info you can view the homepage of this CMS: http://www.joomla.org
  • Mambo:
    • Short description: A professional level yet easy to use Content Management System featuring inline WYSIWYG content editors, newsfeeds, syndicated news, banners, mailing users, links manager, statistics, content archiving, date based content, 20 languages, modules and components.
      For more info you can view the homepage of this CMS: http://www.mambo-foundation.org
  • php-Nuke:
    • Short description: One of the most popular community-based portals with a big choice of modules and languages.
      For more info you can view the homepage of this CMS: http://www.phpnuke.org
  • Siteframe:
    • Short description: A straightforward content-management system designed for rapid deployment of community-based websites. Nice-looking templates, oriented toward document-sharing, clean interface.
      For more info you can view the homepage of this CMS: http://siteframe.org

These are just a few of the CMS options that are available for installation with Fantastico and a cPanel. Our advice for anyone thinking of implementing and using a CMS is to make sure you do your homework and research before making a decision. Make sure you are comfortable with the system and ensure there is sufficient support documents, go into the support forums of the systems and ask questions etc.

Our Top Three Choices of Content Management Systems are:

  1. WordPress – You just cannot beat WordPress, it really and truly makes setting up an online presence just to easy 🙂
  2. Joomla! – very widely used, reliable system that does have a learning curve, but all CMS will. Joomla is an excellent CMS platform.
  3. Drupal – Also very popular and widely supported

Watch out for our next post, Enlightening Facts about Online CMS Websites coming soon!

Daniel Hall

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