What is a CMS- Content Management Systems

Content Management System (CMS) are software systems used for content management. Content management systems are deployed primarily for interactive use by a potentially large number of contributors. For example, the software for the website Wikipedia is based on a wiki, which is a particular type of content management system.

The content managed includes computer files, image media, audio files, electronic documents and web content. The idea behind a CMS is to make these files available over the web and also the maintainance of the website is also conducted via a browser or web interface rather than directly through an html editor.

Content Management systems are becoming more and more popular as people choose to maintain their own website without having to learn html or needing and technical expertise.

The Content Management Software is installed and operated on your website and
Content is added directly through your web browser which means that it runs completely on the server side and you can maintain and modify your website content from any computer which has an active internet connection.

How Content Managment Systems Work

  • Content is added and saved through the user interface.
  • The web page is generated and published by the CMS.
  • The web page URL gets listed in the web site navigation menus.
  • All index pages and navigation menus get updated automatically.