This article deals with what the differences are between an expensive and a cheap CMS (Content Management System) for websites. There are many providers and therefore also huge differences between these systems. As a user, it can be difficult to choose the most optimal CMS.
What is a CMS?
It is relevant to map what a CMS is. This makes it easier to understand which CMS is the most optimal. A CMS is a so-called Content Management System that is used to organize the content on a website.
Content on the website can be many things. It can be a wide variety of file types such as image files, video files or text files in the form of, for example, blog posts. All this content becomes much more manageable with a good CMS.
This reveals the relevant aspects of a cheap CMS that the user should consider in relation to an expensive CMS. Although the CMS software is cheap or free, there is still a wide variety of different providers and thus systems. Therefore, there is much that the user should pay attention to.
Inexpensive CMS software is often deficient in the form of a wide range of services, which makes the entire process around the website work smoothly and time-saving. However, these services are available if a more expensive CMS is chosen. Therefore, it may in some cases be an advantage to choose an expensive CMS.
Advantages of the cheap CMS
Cheap or free CMS, are usually very standardized and therefore easy to use. There are templates and predefined elements ready for use in the cheap CMS, where there is greater freedom to develop even in the expensive CMS.
The best known in inexpensive CMS, is WordPress. When a website is built in WordPress, it is updated to the latest standards. Therefore, the Website is mobile-friendly, although it is not something for which it has been specifically optimized.
If you use external help for the website, the cheap CMS is also very good in relation to the level of knowledge of these, as all professionals have most likely worked in them.
The price is of course also a huge plus, at the cheap CMS. The costs are kept down and can be used elsewhere, for example the marketing of the website.
Here we elaborate on the circumstances that may be relevant in connection with the acquisition of a so-called expensive CMS. The reason why a CMS is more expensive is because of the many services included or purchased. These services can make handling even more manageable and time-saving.
Advantages of the expensive CMS
The advantages of the expensive CMS are many. This section reveals the main advantages that make it easier for you to figure out which CMS to choose. The main focus is on the software and various additional services.
The software itself is much more comprehensive than, for example, WordPress, where many more tailored parts can be made for the website. It is also like a completely different way to handle content compared to a cheap CMS.
Most of the time, your content is uploaded to the cloud, where you can access it in several ways. By uploading content to the ‘cloud’, you are also sure that you always have it and are in control of it.
Because everything becomes easier to keep track of, it saves a lot of time. This time can be used to start new projects or even carry out marketing of the website, if this is relevant.
If there is not enough time for marketing, there are also additional services that can be added to the website. This can be in the form of Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
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SEO is what makes the website rank higher on the search engines results list when searching for products or anything else that has relevance in connection with the website. If SEO is done well on the website, the higher the website will rank on Google.
Social media can also be relevant in terms of reaching out to more people with its website. You can do this yourself or hire others to do it.
Written by Michael Cortzen – Ekspertvalg.dk
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