If you want to develop a website, which looks great and appealing, easy to use and maintain. If you are looking a way to update the site with ease and changing its appearance should take only few minutes. If you want to allow other people to write and upload content to your site, but without knowing a bit of code and most important if you want all of these at free of cost then your choice should be Content Management System (CMS) such as Joomla, Wordpress, Drupal etc.

Content Management System (CMS) is an application that runs on web server. It allows to develop and maintain a website without having to understand coding languages. It has capability to build basic and advanced features websites from adding and modifying content to user registration or site search capability without writing a single line of code. It automate the system in a way that requires only one person to build and maintain a site rather than involving a full team of web professionals with a huge amount of time, and money.

 

Before CMS, professionals built websites with traditional way, which involves HTML, CSS and JavaScript. In traditional way webpages were built one by one which took more resources and time but as the site grew, it ends up lots of HTML documents. Organizing and maintaining huge websites were a problem and was hard for other people to find their way around the structure of the site. CMS uses a database to store the content of your website and retrieves bits and parts of content to present them as web pages. This dynamic way of storing and retrieving data makes a CMS very flexible.

Joomla is one of the most popular open-source Content Management Systems, which is developed and supported by a volunteers world-wide. It is free, and feature-rich tool to build dynamic, interactive websites. You can download and deploy it today and your website will be online tomorrow. 

In coming articles you will learn how to build a website with Joomla step-by-step. To follow the tutorials, you need a system (PC or Laptop) with internet access. If you have a domain name and web hosting then it will be great as you can install and modify Joomla online. May be you need to read following articles before selecting domain name and web hosting:

Don't worry if you don't have domain name and web hosting. We will learn how to up and running a joomla website on local system. Let's go for first step Installation of Joomla in local system

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