Though coding is easy, everybody hasn’t got time to spend it on learning web designing and development. They want to bring there contributions online but, how do they do it? Well, you can create your own website without having much knowledge of coding. How is that? that is pretty simple, there are many ready made scripts which will help you build your own websites in no time. It will need only some knowledge of basic handling. It wouldn’t be a hard task to setup the script, because, they provide you with every possible information to know to install and manage it.
What do we basically call this kind of scripts? these scripts are called CMS (Content management system). These are really helpful, they will handle everything by themselves, all you have to do is write what you want to publish and hit publish button, in no time your just published article will be online, visible to whole world. CMS(Content management system) are very flexible systems, they let you create any type of website you want. Few popular CMS come with a lot of ready made plugins to help you configure the CMS(Content management system) to its core. There are big communities to help you understand thoroughly and to guide you about this CMS(Content management system) thing. If you are thinking about how much it may cost, then you must know all the popular CMS are free of cost. It means that you wont need to pay for anything except for your web host and domain.
You want to start a blog? or a website ? What is key difference between them? well, you may know, a blog has a author who keeps posting things he likes as I do. Wisne can be said as blog. A blog is a a place where there are collection of articles written by one or many authors. But, where as websites, website a same content forever until it’s changed. Website doesn’t need to have many authors. Website will represent content which is almost permanent. So, if you are starting a blog, then you mean you will keep updating it periodically, if you are starting a website. Then, content may never change. CMS are helpful for both, maybe its website, or maybe it blog you can create anything out of CMS.
Let’s see very basic examples of CMS, probably you must have heard of blogspot, or wordpress. Blog spot is service by Google and WordPress is by WordPress itself, they are most popular multi-blog websites. They let anyone start their own blog or website( if you want to call it like this). Same does the live.com by Microsoft but it isn’t as popular as those two are. If you want to get started now, then go for them. All you have to do is register your self on their site to become a member and in fraction of minutes you will have your own myweblog.blogspot.com or myweblog.wordpress.com, you just put anything you want(unless they aren’t violating any rules) on your blog and ask your friends and family to visit it. And these services are totally free, they don’t cost a buck.
You want to move on to next level? you want to run your own blog or website without being dependent on such services? then maybe you will also need to shell out some bucks on hosting services, domains and other services. If you want to use free host, then you got to be careful, as all free hosts don’t provide you all features needed to install CMS. Basically, all cms are written in PHP language, you will need a host which support PHP, and MYSQL to store all its data.
Some of the Popular CMS are WordPress, Joomla, Drupal. These are most used CMS in present days. WordPress CMS(which I use too) was a blog CMS but soon it was implemented everywhere, it can be customized very easily so everybody bent it to according to their needs. Joomla is also another popular CMS it is greatly used by commercial sites like shopping sites, etc. It has very large community support too. Drupal CMS is popular for its customization, if you search online you can find many tutorials about Drupal customization. If you are a hell of coder and want to play with CMS then drupal is recommended for you. Of all this, WordPress is known for SEO ready, I mean wordpress and google are like friends. Your wordpress site gets listed in google Very easily, so wordpress is most SEO friendly CMS.
There are many other popular CMS other than these available online, you can just google them and reach them.