.NET CMS > .NET CMS online support forum > Webmaster Forum > Web technologies

What is a CMS?

Date & Time
Message Operations
Andrea Bruno

In web terminology, CMS stands for "Content Management System," and describes a method of managing content, workflow, and collaboration online. CMS's have revolutionized the way people think about and control content on websites.

Web CMS' are designed to simplify the production and publication of content on a website, allowing less technically inclined users to create and publish without having to know a lot of web programming. Today, "open source" content management systems like WordPress and Drupal, which are free to download, install, and customize, have taken the momentum away from proprietary applications.

Content management systems present businesses of all shapes, sizes, and industries with powerful means of creating and maintaining their own website and online content. With the growth and development of open source technologies, versatile content management systems have never been more affordable and powerful.