By Jagmeet Kaur
9th May 2022
How to Create a Website in 2022? CMS, Coding, or Integrated Approach!
By Paramjit Singh
12th November 2021
Creating a website is the first step when you plan to establish your presence online. The reason is simple: 4.66 billion people use the internet and out of which nearly 4 billion people use Google. No doubt, having an exceptional website for your business would be an added advantage.
So, you finally decided to have a website, and when you researched, you found out you have two ways to create a website: CMS and Coding. If we see a little more densely, you will find there is actually one way, i.e., is coding. It is just with CMS someone has done the majority of the hard yards for you. There is an integrated approach also.
But things are not as simple as they seem. There are plenty of questions that come to mind when we start making a final decision, such as what are the pros and cons of creating a website using CMS or coding, which option is right for my business website, what is the best way of creating a website and so on.
This post will try to declutter your mind and provide you with answers to at least some of your basic queries. We will discuss the basics of what it means to create a website using a CMS and coding and what is this integrated approach.
Just to give you quick information — a recent report by BuiltWith said that there are currently 63 million websites that use a CMS. There are about 1.7 billion websites across the web.
The competition is quite tough between CMS and coding. But, in their own world, both are winners.
Creating a website using coding
There was a good old time when all the websites were created using HTML, CSS, or PHP. What it requires is writing code for each functionality of your website. It means you write code for everything, such as embedding a simple image or video to create the structure of your websites such as headings, paragraphs, lists, and other items, determining the behavior of HTML web pages, and embedding additional programs and features.
It is an art, and a complex task to write a code for everything but offers its share of advantages and disadvantages.
Advantages of creating a website using coding
– Coded websites are more secure than websites created using CMS. You write the code and own the code. It reduces the likelihood of the website getting hacked. A secure website is what every business would want.
– Your website is unique. When you create a website from scratch and customize every aspect of the website, it is hard to find a copy of your website. A unique appeal to a website can draw visitors’ attention.
– It is often found that a coded website loads better. It does not contain pre-designed, generic heavy codes that reduce the website’s loading speed, which is one of the core web vitals.
– If you want to add advanced features, you can easily embed the other coding languages.
– You can have more control over technical SEO
Cons of creating a website using coding
– You need to have a sound knowledge of coding.
– Coded websites are difficult and time-consuming to update and make any changes.
– You may need to update the older version of your code to keep up with the latest changes in Google’s algorithms.
Creating a website using CMS
CMS or content management systems hit the internet world with a storm and revolutionized the way websites were created. It is a platform comprising two core parts: a content management application (CMA) and a content delivery application (CDA).
CMA is a front-end part that you see at the dashboard, while CDA is a backend part where backend processes happen. It takes the changes you entered into the CMA, assembles the code, displays it, and stores it. Popular examples of CMS are WordPress, Wix, Joomla, Squarespace, and Drupal.
Advantages of creating a website using CMS
– No coding is required. If you are someone who knows nothing about HTML, adding CSS, coding, and uploading files on a server, then CMS is the way to go.
– You can easily create a website in a short time. All you have to do is just install a preferred CMS on your desktop and create a website.
– You can easily update the content and make changes on the website without the need to make actual changes to the code.
Cons of creating a website using CMS
You need basic knowledge of HTML and CSS to make full use of CMS. Otherwise, you will be restricted to only the basic functions.
Your website may have a slow loading speed, less security, and fewer unique features.
Understand the integrated approach
Today’s content management systems have become highly sophisticated and started offering advanced functionalities. Most of the CMS platforms allow you to customize the codes. This is what the integrated approach is all about.
You can make changes to the code as per your requirements and make most of the CMS-based websites. No doubt you do not have the freedom you have with creating a website with coding, but it is definitely better than just creating a website on your own with CMS and not making any changes.
The choice of the system to create a website depends on a variety of factors. There is no universal answer to which is the best. But, you can definitely connect with professionals who are skilled in both methods to make a sensible decision.
We at Deftsoft can help you with creating websites with either method.
If you are in awe of creating a website using CMS, our web development team at Deftsoft is ready to provide you with an integrated approach and help you create a website that you can easily manage.
22nd April 2022