A website builder, online CMS or a web builder, is a special kind of content management system (CMS). While traditional content management systems were designed to administer large websites, online website builders were designed with smaller website projects in mind. This means the user doesn’t require any special programming skills or other technical knowledge, such as knowing how to install a CMS, apply a template or create a database.
Features of website builders
It’s possible to create a fully functional website with an online website builder. Updating your website’s text or adding new articles, images or multimedia content such as video or audio, is also easy via a user-friendly interface.
Modern online website builders follow the key CMS principle of maintaining a strict separation between content and design. The advantage of this is that websites designed in this way are more easily indexed by search engines. It also means that making changes to the website’s design or templates is easy, and the content doesn’t need to be modified in the process.
Who are website builders for?
These systems are particularly suited to individuals, freelancers, photographers, bloggers, small businesses and start-ups.
Advantages of using an online website builder
- There is no need to install anything on your computer.
- You can work on your website from anywhere.
- No need to worry about updating software.
- Website builder and web hosting are offered by the same provider.
- No need to purchase the software.
- Many website builders offer packages that are completely free.