Content Management Systems

What is a Content Management System (CMS)?

A CMS is software that is installed on your web server, providing you with a web page where you can enter content into your own site, without touching the code of the web pages.

Why do you need a CMS?

First of all, it will make your website better because you will be more likely to update it if you have full control over it. Second, it will save you money in the long term (see below). In addition, it makes possible a lot of other pre-built features.

How will this look to your users?

They'll never know the difference, except that your content will probably be more up-to-date, and you can also use the CMS to add features such as calendars, blogs, login-secured areas, surveys, or more.

This 4th Jump site uses a CMS. Toddler's Workshop day care center and GE MDS, maker of industrial networking radios, use the same system. Could you tell?

How much does it cost?

Most small business needs are met by a free open-source system which we recommend. The setup is fast, so the cost is only in any customization you may want. Many additional features — including e-commerce systems, image galleries, private areas, and more — are available for this system, and also require only the setup and customization time.

A CMS will end up saving you money because 4th Jump is not going charge you every month to update the content on your website.