The main reason for their popularity is that they offer starters and non technical users a way of creating powerful websites or blogs whilst being robust enough to handle the busiest types of high traffic websites.
They are also extremely adaptable with thousands of extra plugins which can add every conceivable type of feature and function to a website.
Even better, the most popular CMS like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and Ecommerce CMS like Prestashop and Magento Community are free, opensource software that can be installed with one click using a tool like Softaculous via your web hosting control panel.
Which Is The Best CMS?
There are tons of CMS available so making the best choice depends on your situation. Let’s have a run through some of the options, including:
All these CMSs are available in Softaculous and you can install it with a single click. Let’s look at some of the advatages of some of these blogging CMS platforms.
WordPress is the world’s most popular CMS and is perfect for bloggers although it is often used to build the complete website, not just the blog. It also has Ecommerce capabilities with paid Ecommerce options like WooCommerce.
As well as being free, there are hundreds of free themes that you can use. You can install WordPress themes easily via the WordPress administrator interface and add/delete/modify pages with ease.
There is a large and active WordPress community and they update this free web software in a regular basis which helps you to stay on top of your site’s secutity. Important features are: flexibility, user and media management, easy theme system, extend with plugins functionality etc.
Ghost is a platform dedicated to blogging and describes itself as ‘A publishing platform for professional bloggers’.
Probably the best feature of Ghost is its simplicity and elegance. It is coded in Node.js and hence is not vulnerable to attacks and hacks as much as other CMS coded in PHP. The initial configuration of Ghost is extremely simple and straightforward. It offers you complete customization, basically you can build it the way you want. You can even write your own themes if you want your own design. Since the code and MIT license is open, there are no restrictions at all in terms of customization. One really useful feature in Ghost is the split-screen editing that allows users to see the preview of the post (exactly how it would appear after publishing) at the time of writing.
Serendipity is a weblog or web based CMS intended to allow users to easily maintain an online diary. Similar to WordPress, it also has a wide range in website design, possess flexible, expandable and easy-to-use framework. Also the features and functionality can be modified with the help of plugins. Important features are a robust editing interface, anti-spam comment moderation, standards compliant, easy upgrading, flexible input/output etc.
We support all these CMSs in our servers and our 24/7 support team can provide basic-intermediate support to all these applications.
Choosing the right Blogging CMS depends on your needs. Overall though there are a lot of positives for WordPress. It is the most popular CMS for good reason. It is easy to get to grips with, it is well supported and maintained, it is free, there are loads of Themes and Plugins and it performs well in terms of SEO.
You can install WordPress free with just one click using our hosting plans.