CMS Applications

SIS Hosting has made the task of building websites easier by providing a one-click installation solution for some of the most popular free CMS apps and developer tools.

CMS (Content Management System)

A CMS is a site building tool computer program that allows publishing, editing and modifying content as well as maintenance from a central interface.

There are many types of open source CMS applications available so we’ve picked a few that are simple to use. No programming skills are required for basic website installation and administration, and each has a huge community of developers so it’s easy to get help if you need it.


WordPress is an open source blogging tool and CMS based on PHP and MySQL. Although WordPress was initially built for blogging, an extensive range of plugins now exist that can transform your website into whatever you want it to be. On WordPress you can run: eCommerce, social networks, events, directories, image galleries, video, and many more. There are literally thousands of website themes available that cater to just about any type of website. WordPress is a great choice if you a new to the world of websites and most themes are SEO friendly.


Joomla is an open source publishing platform CMS suitable for publishing content on the web and intranets. Joomla is a highly competitive tool for developing corporate intranets / extranets, and online newspapers.


Drupal is an open source CMS. The core installation can be used as a brochureware website, single or multi-user blog, an Internet forum, or a community website. Drupal is less intuitive but ultimately more flexible and powerful than WordPress or Joomla. Each app has a lot of similarities. All three are written in the PHP programming language. All three are licensed under the free GNU General Public License (GPL). And all three depend on the MySQL database to hold and manage the actual content within a website.