Content Management Systems (CMS) (1)
How Content Management Systems Help you Run Better Websites with Less Resources and in Less Time
CMS is one of those terms that sound so high-tech and complicated that the majority of people out there don’t even want to hear about it, because they think they will never understand what it is anyway.
In reality, CMS is a very easy to use out-of-the-box website solution that saves you an incredible amount of time in managing your website, and lets you update your web pages online without the need to learn HTML or invest into external software like Front Page or Dreamweaver. It really simplifies website editing and maintenance, and usually has a pretty low learning curve.
CMS stands for content management system. It is pretty much a collection of files, organized neatly in folders like the ones you have on your computer. Unlike the ordinary website files that end with .html (example: aboutus.html or services.html), the majority of these files end with .php, .asp, etc., which indicates they were written in a special programming language.
Before I continue, I want stop right here and clarify that you absolutely don’t need to panic when you hear the phrase “programming language”, because in working with a CMS, you will probably never need to see the inside of those files or deal with the programming language itself.