When it comes to your small business website, content management systems (CMS) and website builders can help make editing and updating your site and content easy. But how do you choose between a CMS and a website builder? While both options are extremely helpful and streamline web management, each have unique pros and cons which you should consider before choosing to go with one or the other. Keep reading to discover the differences between a CMS and website builder and how to choose the right system for your small business.
A content management system (CMS) is an online tool with either pre-designed themes that you can tweak dramatically as you please, or you can create a theme from scratch for a completely custom website. A website builder is also a web-based tool; however, it comes with a set number of fixed templates to choose from depending on your website needs.
When it comes to your small business, having a website with quality design and content, professional features, and that is fully optimized for SEO is essential. With a CMS, you can fully customize your website, add as many pages and features as necessary, and easily update and optimize your content to create and manage a website that works best for your small business. Nine times out of ten (or more!), we often recommend a CMS over a Website Builder for our small business clients. However, when budgets are exceptionally tight, and you simply need a quick starter website, website builders can often serve as that first step.
At Igniting Business, we build new websites specifically on the Joomla CMS. To learn more about our content management system and web design services, contact us today!