Importance of using a CMS

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The need to get a website is inevitable for most people, and lucky for them, all that is required is for them to hire a designer and get on with it. While this is very easy and straight forward, it hides a lot of the complications that go into making websites.

What most people might not understand is that what the designer does is just the tip of the iceberg. In reality, there is the part where the files of the websites are stored in a server, then the updates and other content has to be written in a web language called HTML so that web browsers can understand it and render it.

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Luckily for you, you don’t have to do any of that. Using a CMS, or Content Managements System, updating your website becomes as easy as typing using a word processor like Microsoft Word. It is for this reason that you have to be thankful and use CMS to manage your website. Here are the advantages they avail to every end user.

Benefits of CMS

Better online branding

To better brand your website, it is best to use a CMS to do all the heavy lifting. With a good CMS, you will be able to install themes, and easily add branding features such as logos, customized emails and so forth.

Easier to manage content

With a CMS managing content which entails creation, editing, and deleting articles becomes very easy. All you have to do is take your time, come up with the content, and using an inbuilt rich text editor, avail well-decorated content without having to be a techie.

Without a CMS, adding content becomes problematic. Also, CMS’s make use of databases to store the content; compared to hosting single HTML static pages, this is much better as it keeps the inode value of your hosting server down. The node of a server, are the total number of files and directories in a server. If a given node is exceeded, you will have to pay for more inodes.

Extensibility

With a CMS, you can quickly add more functionality via the use of plugins. Every CMS has a plugin system which allows developers to create add-ons that allow users to add functionality to their websites.

Creating secure websites

The best thing about using a CMS is that you do not have to ever worry about security. Website security is one of the most complex endeavors that anyone can ever take on. CMS creators caring for this, and always provide patches and updates regularly.