The ability to regularly renew and update your website content is in more demand than ever. Website owners and managers call for a user-friendly, code-free CMS’s that can be handled with ease – enabling easy management and uploading of the website content.
Umbraco Content Management System
Umbraco is a Microsoft ASP.NET-based open source CMS – with the flexibility to run anything from brochures and small campaign sites to the most complicated applications. The core system is fully-featured and is perfectly complimented by lots of amazing plugin modules – offering a customized web solution for any organization.
Umbraco’s comparison with other CMSs
When it comes to comparing different Content Management Systems and choosing the best one among the options available, the question arises: “what exactly are you trying to achieve?”
With high loading speed and proven seamless performance, Umbraco emerges as the best CMS choice for editors in the present era of responsive web design. The reason for Umbraco’s increasing popularity is that it holds some evident advantages compared to its competitors. Have a look as we compare some popular CMS’s:
Umbraco vs. Drupal
|Interface||Data is organized in a hierarchical manner that represents the site structure.||Data is organized in a single list with parent and child nodes.|
|Development Time||Less development time||More development time|
|Multiuser-support||Supports multiuser access. The feature is initially split into users and members||Supports multiuser access|
|Multiple-content Picker Module||Users can choose and reuse the content infinite number of times in different places throughout the website||Users can’t create different cases of the sidebar features|
|Extending Functionality||Functionality can be extended both at the front and backend using the good support of .NET user controls||Functionality can be extended by creating a Drupal-specific custom module|
|Performance||Large web platform. It performs better during high volume of traffic and/or extensive use||Large web platform|
|Cost||Open source||Open source|
Umbraco vs. WordPress
|Need to create and customize custom-built templates||No need to customize templates( free themes are available)|
|Suitable for large corporate websites, particularly those with 50+ pages||Suitable for smaller sites as admin navigation is difficult on larger site structures|
|Recommended for private and public sites with mission-critical security needs||Recommended for sites where security is not a concern and most of the content is public|
|Can accommodate any template structure based on custom designed themes||Better for basic template structures based on the predefined themes|
|Can be used by large sized editorial teams||Recommended for smaller teams|
|Windows/ MSSQL hosting (high on-going investment)||Unix/MySQL hosting (more cost effective)|
Every CMS has its own set of advantages. The choice of CMS is generally influenced by what your web project’s requirements are. The questions that follow are: What functionality or features are needed? What associated systems are likely to be used? The crux is that if you need a large corporate website that calls for pages with specific content requirements (dynamic content) more design freedom, and rich functionality that loads faster, Umbraco certainly proves to be a good choice.
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