The value of a Managed Website

TAGS: Managed, Static CATEGORIES: CMS, Static Website

Content Management Systems (CMS) can be a great service for your business, but a CMS may not be suitable for every web project. If your business requires an online presence, but does not have a need for frequent updates, the extra cost associated with a Content Management System may not be justified. 

A managed website may be a better fit for content that's not updated frequently; allowing your business to have an online presence, with static content that can still be updated on a semi-regular basis by a web developer.

Why choose a managed website?

Not everyone is a web expert, and that’s okay. Using a static, managed website for your business means you can offload the time and training required for updating your web content to professional web developers. The main benefits of running a static website and not using a Content Management System are:

  • Cheaper costs than running a full CMS, as less computing and database power is required
  • Semi-frequent content updates may be done by dedicated web developers as part of web hosting packages
  • A limited time commitment for adding or changing the content yourself: let someone else handle the nuts and bolts!
  • If you don’t make frequent changes to your site, you can avoid the extra cost
  • If you have limited web knowledge or aren’t comfortable editing your website, you can lean on the experts

While a CMS is designed to be fast and efficient, sometimes the configuration and setup required may add to the overall web project costs. With this in mind, a managed website will let professional web developers turn your vision into a reality; your website is designed, built and maintained by us for you.

The choice between a CMS or managed website is most influenced by the amount of updates your website will require, and the time you have set aside to update this content. Choose a CMS if you have frequent content updates and you are comfortable with managing your own content. On the other hand, choose a managed website if you have infrequent updates or you would like to leave the nuts and bolts of managing your website to professional web developers.

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