Choosing the best CMS for your website is a little bit tricky. As you probably already know, Content Management Systems (CMS) are the best tools for website development. However, choosing the right one is really crucial for the success of your business. These are three important tips to take into consideration if you want to choose the best CMS for your projects.
1. Choose the best CMS as per your Budget
The amount you are ready to spend on your website will determine which CMS to choose. As a matter of fact, there are many open sources and free to use Content Management; but some of them require a tremendous amount of time/money during the development process. As an example, if you want to build an e-commerce website with little budget, choosing Magento over Shopify or WooCommerce might be a little bit risky. The reason is that you need to spend more time and money to have your website ready with Magento than the other CMS.
2. Your development skills
It is not advisable to choose a software because a competitor is using it to manage its website. As an example, statistics show that some retailers make millions of dollars yearly with Magento. Even with that piece of information, it is not enough reason to choose Magento. Most of the time people will concentrate on the final result rather than the process. In order word, if you heard that companies make billions with a CMS, you should, first of all, ask yourself how they succeeded in achieving that. More often, the answer is development skills. The owner might not be a developer, but he is ready to pay developers daily to improve and maintain its website. In your own case, if you are not able to pay people to maintain your website or you don't have required skills, you will rather go with a CMS that has an easy to manage interface. Depending on the type of project, there are a couple of tools that are more adapted to your profile.
3. The type of website you want to build (services or e-commerce)
There are thousands of CMS that exist out there. And moreover, most of them will give you the ability to build any type of website. However, if you do some research, you will realize that some content management systems are made for a certain type of website than others. For example, if I want to build an eCommerce website, I will rather use Magento, Shopify or PrestaShop rather than Drupal or Joomla. On the other hand, A website for a company offering services will be better with WordPress or Joomla rather than PrestaShop or Shopify.
Beyond those three tips, there are many other things to consider. and those are :
Payment modules (For e-commerce business)
Ability to upgrade easily ...
What CMS should you choose for your projects?
Overall, the choice of the software for your website depends partly on the criteria listed above. In fact, there are many things to consider and taking into consideration those tips will be a good start. In this section, I will classify websites into two groups: services and eCommerce. Even though there are more groups than that, I consider website related to a blog, portfolio or landing pages will be considered as services.
Best content management systems for services.
If you are planning to build a service website, these are tools that I will recommend: