Selecting the Best CMS Platform Based on Goals, Expertise and Budget

Filed in by Ashleigh Davis | December 6, 2010 4:30 pm

Web programming and design has experienced quite an evolution this decade, with the Content Management System (CMS) growing in popularity. In recent years, developers have come together to build a flourishing community that offers a host of open-source solutions.

The largest CMS platforms within this free, open-source community are Joomla, Drupal and WordPress. Each offers room for customization and varied coding structure, so how should a developer go about deciding which one is the best for a given project?

The goals and budget for each particular project should drive the selection of a CMS platform. Additionally, the expertise of the developers involved in the project should be taken into consideration.

Given your resource constraints, what platform is the best for a project with a very limited budget with goals of integrating the latest social plug-ins? Conversely, if your project has assigned a team of proficient developers, which CMS platform might be the best for developing a complex, robust website?

For insight into those questions we have prepared a complete rundown and side-by-side comparison of each CMS platform based on various attributes including ease of use, features and best use cases; visit the Rackspace Knowledge Center to read our CMS Comparison: Drupal, Joomla and WordPress[1].

Endnotes:
  1. CMS Comparison: Drupal, Joomla and WordPress: http://www.rackspace.com/hosting_knowledge/e-commerce/cms-comparison-drupal-joomla-and-wordpress/

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