creative_writing_512x512With blogging’s rise to fame in the late 1990s a demand for online tools especially web hosting products and its services increased immensely. It didn’t matter if it were for personal use or for utilization of a large organization, everyone was completely hooked.

buildingIts benefits were quickly recognized by the online community and most especially by businesses because it provided so much potential in having a farther reach on their target market. More like your online writing pad, a blog allows you to post web content of your choosing that ultimately helps boost your SEO and page rank.

From blogging many other online tools developed high demand and so gave birth to content management systems or CMS.

notiThese are what is now commonly used online namely WordPress and Joomla! to name a few.

web_design_512x512Content Management System (CMS) is basically the computer program used to manage and organize website content. With a content management system it becomes easier for site builders to setup because editing of the site’s scripting or source codes are not required in making changes on site content or customization.

notiAnd this would include images, videos and files or plugins, as well as content publishing and editing of texts.

Is CMS supported by iPage?


There are many CMS platforms supported by iPage and you can install or remove them at will but today the most popular and commonly used online are as follows:

joomlaJoomla! – This is an open source content managing system (CMS) which means its for free and that is why many popular websites use it. Other than being able to save on cost Joomla! was developed using PHP and MSQL another main reason why most of the major web browsers use it.

Its user-friendly too so you can easily install and configure along with features such as printable versions of pages including support for language internationalization, RSS feeds, blogs, polls, caching, and news flashes.

wpWordPress – Like Joomla! WordPress content managing system (CMS) is also an open source blogging platform that has established a massive network of supporters since its release in 2003. WordPress users can easily set up and create weblogs because it is user-friendly that basically provides ready themes and templates.

Its users can also choose to customize websites as they want it because they have control over this option.

notiThere are other content management systems (CMS) besides Joomla! and WordPress being used today.

Here are a few options you can check out like Expression Engine, Drupal, Movable type, Mambo, Textpattern, Radiant CMS, Concrete5, Symphony, MODx, CushyCMS, and RailFrog.

How to Install CMS on your iPage Hosted Site


ipageCMS platforms can easily be installed by using iPage’s SimpleScripts installer a feature that will no longer require you to do manual CMS installation. But if you prefer a manual CMS installation you will be required to download the system to your computer, make an upload to your web server plus conduct a couple of configurations to get CMS running.

Here is the simple step-by-step guide you can follow with only a few clicks on the mouse:

checkFirst, login to your iPage hosting account.
checkLook for the SimpleScripts icon found in the admin control panel and then open it.
checkScroll down and look for the “Content Management” header.
checkYou can double-click on either Joomla or WordPress CMS, whichever you want to install.
checkOn the next page enter your Installation Preferences then select your choice of CMS version to install. Include the URL of your website where you want it to be installed.
checkOnce the “Complete” button appears click on it and wait for the installation to finish.