Almost everyone is familiar with a well-known CMS like Drupai, Joomla, WordPress, etc. It is true that these solutions could work for many applications, yet you always have to consider that no size can fit all instances and scenarios. In addition, customising it according to exactly what you need it for is necessary.
Custom CMS Development: FAQ
Here is a consolidation of the most-asked questions when discussing a custom Content Management (CMS) development service.
- When to consider custom CMS?
This is a very smart question to ask developers, “when do you need custom CMS?” Answers may vary, but the best statement to answer that question is “it depends on the project’s specifications.” Below are a few instances where this makes sense to consider:
- You have issues with security or tight company security requirements
- You need a simpler interface, which you can design and work on yourself
- You require more advanced features
- You want to establish ownership
There is a cost involved when you customise CMS, hence as someone running a business you have to make sure that you invest in something that is working toward your business advantage and requirements.
Is there a risk involved when customising CMS?
There is no risk involved as long as you hire a highly experienced and reliable team to work on and develop it. The same tools could be used to customise software and power well-known systems like Drupal, WordPress etc. The one difference is that custom CMS is customised absolutely for your specific requirements and not collected together to keep it close to what the system is needed for.
When looking for a development team, it is imperative that you ask for a sample installation that has been running for a good number of years. When investing in a customised CMS, your target is to make the core software run for about 5 years.
Are there issues about ongoing maintenance?
Whoever is familiar with “off-the-shelf” systems knows that they are updated constantly. And often, when plug-ins, modules, or extensions are updated, they just stop working. This is one of the usual issues and problems that might be experienced during update cycles.
In custom software, updating core software like MySQL, PHP, Apache and the like is needed, the same as what is needed with well-known open source systems. On the other hand, the vulnerabilities used against platforms using automated bots turn out to be less of a concern. And, since there are no plug-ins being utilised, compatibility issues in the event of a software update will not happen.
Custom CMS development, as long as it is performed by the right expert or specialist, will only give your business an advantage, nothing else. Asking questions is your key to ensuring that you understand everything and to reap all benefits possible from your project.