Today in class we talked about what a CMS (Content Management System) is.

The term CMS is more synonymous with WCM, i.e. being able to add to and edit website content.

Whilst a CMA is to do with everything in the organization, basically it is a way to access and edit data in the organization.

CMS comparison

WordPress builds 25% (17.5 million) of all websites and so has the greatest share of the website market . But these are not all CMS usage but just open source CMS.

Some metrics on the supplied resources had the following metrics: Security, Scalability, SAAS.

SAAS – Some CMS’s are SAAS systems, these CMS package include hosting and CMS interface. Wix and SquareSpace are both SAAS systems.

Scalability – How many websites can you add with your CMS. I.e. how it can expand in number of websites in the future.

The most popular CMS’s are not necessarily the best CMS’s for every problem domain. There is no best CMS, however for a given situation you may have to compromise to get the best features from one CMS which you believe is the most useful for your situation.

From today’s discussion for the second milestone we need to write about the following:

  • Community
  • Installation
  • Parameter Manipulation
  • Cross-Site Scripting
  • SQL Injection
  • Authentication
  • Spam
  • Malicious File Upload
  • Privilege Elevation

In the practice CMS we need to write a report for the second milestone which compares the different CMS’s and their security.