Frequently asked questions
The following short videos discuss the merits of Open versus Closed source software.
- Kentico CMS is a content management system (CMS) for building web sites, on-line stores, intranets and Web 2.0 community sites. Kentico is being used by more than 4000 Web sites in 83 countries. Kentico CMS utilizes ASP.NET and Microsoft SQL Server.
Drupal is a free and open source content management system (CMS) written in PHP and distributed under the GNU General Public License. ....
Whether you use an open source CMS like Drupal or a closed source CMS will probably mostly depend on your budget and then there are many other factors to consider depending on your specific requirements -
If you are building search-engine-friendly Web sites and want them to be scalable, you should be using a content management system rather than building sites with plain HTML pages or Dreamweaver templates.
A content management system:
- generally stores your content in a database
- keeps the design of the site separate from the content
- makes it so that to update something on every page of your CMS Web site you generally only have to update it in one place, not on every individual page of the Web site.
This makes content management systems highly scalable.
Also, good content management systems allow non-technical users add and edit the content without needing to know any HTML or Web design knowledge.
Open-source software (OSS) is computer software with its source code made available and licensed with a license in which the copyright holder provides the rights to study, change and distribute the software at no cost to anyone and for any purpose. Open-source software is very often developed in a public, collaborative manner. Open-source software is the most prominent example of open-source development and often compared to (technically defined) user-generated content or (legally defined) open-content movements.
A report by the Standish Group (from 2008) states that adoption of open-source software models has resulted in savings of about $60 billion per year to consumers.
A Content Management System (CMS) is a computer program that allows publishing, editing and modifying content as well as maintenance from a central interface. Such systems of content management provide procedures to manage workflow in a collaborative environment. These procedures can be manual steps or an automated cascade. CMSs have been available since the late 1990s.
CMSs are often used to run websites containing blogs, news, and shopping. Many corporate and marketing websites use CMSs. CMSs typically aim to avoid the need for hand coding, but may support it for specific elements or entire pages.