Content Management Systems have been developed in pretty much every language be it PHP, Ruby on Rails, Java or even classic ASP. All these systems have worked fine without showing any major problems. But the CMS are built quickly and conveniently that are based on ASP.net. The major advantage of asp.net cms is the security system which is already part of the framework gives the CMS extra security. Along with that, there are standard design templates that are in the form of master pages. Also, easy configurations for database connections and controls for displaying the data are built in. Using Visual Studio,there is a huge advantage of rapid development techniques to speed up the time to deploy a usable application. ASP.net 2.0 along with their extensions ASP.net 3.0 and ASP.net 3.5 are not considered as a programming language. Rather they are a framework to develop applications within it. ASP.net is an independent language and any language can be used that supports the .net framework.
The simplest definition of a Content Management System is that it is a system that manages content. So what is the content? The content can be defined as the “stuff” found on the website. This “stuff” may either be the information such as text and images or the applications or software that runs on the web site’s servers and displays the information. The management part of CMS refer to creating, editing, publishing, archiving, collaborating on, reporting, distributing website content, data and information. The main purpose of CMS is to provide the capability for multiple users with different permission levels to manage a website or a section of the content. Generally, a Content Management System consists of three main elements: the Content Management Application (CMA), the Metacontent Management Application (MMA) and the Content Delivery Application (CDA). The main function of CMA is to manage the content components of the CMS. The function of MMA, on the other hand, is to manage the information about the content components. Finally, the function of CDA is to provide a way of displaying content components to the user of the web site. A CMS is made up of these three applications and their purpose is to manage the full life cycle of content components and metacontent by way of a workflow in a repository, with a goal of dynamically displaying the content in a user-friendly fashion on a web site.
There are many benefits of developing a Content Management System on top of the ASP.net framework. Some of them are mentioned below:
- It provides an extra layer of security from the framework itself making the website highly secure and reliable.
- Even without any prior technical knowledge, an amateur with a computer and internet access can easily develop a website and run it efficiently.
- The standard designs and templates helps the site to look attractive and beautiful with standard fonts, sizes, styles and layouts.
- CMSs are client-server based which allows multiple clients to access the server at the same time.
- Another very useful benefit is that most of the CMSs provide the capability to add personalization even with a simple one that can attract a lot of users.
With all these benefits and advantages provided by ASP.net based CMS, any organization or business can increase their productivity with a reliable, stable and efficient Content Management System.