These days if you want to create a website, there’s a huge number of ways to go about. If you plan on updating the content regularly then you’ll no doubt be in need of a Content Management System.
If you’ve never come across the term ‘Content Management System’ or CMS, it’s essentially a tool that allows you to create and edit pages, blog posts and essentially edit the content on your website.
You’ve no doubt heard of WordPress which is one of the most popular and widely used CMS platforms on the internet today. Whilst WordPress is a hugely powerful and popular platform, it does have its downsides.
Due to the sheer amount of websites currently using WordPress, it has had to diversify its features to accommodate the wide variety of requirements. The downside of this of course is that it’s become a bit of a ‘jack of all trades, master of none’. This in turn leads to a slower website and a more cluttered user interface.
Also, because of its popularity, WordPress regularly becomes the target of hackers and spammers. Your website is your digital storefront and security is vitally important as any vulnerability could affect your users and have a big impact on your business’ credibility.
Enter Kirby CMS
While it’s not considered a direct competitor to a CMS platform like WordPress, it may be exactly what you need. Out of the box, Kirby CMS is relatively lightweight in terms of its features but this means you can simply add in the things you need rather than spending time removing the things you don’t.
One of the key features that sets Kirby CMS aside is that it’s what’s called a flat-file CMS. Unlike WordPress, it has no database, instead Kirby CMS stores all of your content in text files so it has no requirement for a database.
Databases are one of the primary targets that hackers attack. With Kirby CMS, you needn’t worry as there’s literally no database to be hacked!
As well as this, being a flat-file CMS means Kirby CMS has the potential to be super quick at loading the pages of your website. This will have a major impact on your SEO score and the experience for your visitors.
Get in touch with us to find out how Kirby CMS could help your business.