You can subscribe to a service that provides content management tools that help you build and manage your own site. You give people in our organization access to the service, and they can use the tools to update information on your web site.
Tools or services used in this approach:
Web Builder Express, Atomz
- Subscription fees (starting at less than $600 per year for Web Builder Express, or more for other services)
- Web server hardware or a service provider to host your web site (estimated at $400 - $6,000 per year, depending on what features you need and whether you will have a third party host your web site or you will purchase your own hardware)
- Low or no up front costs.
- Low, predictable on going costs.
- The content management software helps you make sure the information on your site is presented in a consistent and professional way.
- You can allow many people to post data to your web site.
- You can develop workflow that allows people in your organization to review or approve changes based on the rules you define.
- You can begin to use the content management system immediately and do not have to wait for programmers to build a new system or install purchased software.
- When the service provider upgrades the content management system, you get the new features automatically and without having to write new software or install software upgrades.
- Any person in your organization who has access to the internet and can access the content management system and, with your permission, post data to your site. The people who post data to your site don't have to be in your building when they post the information.
- You don't need expensive programmers to build or maintain the system.
- You may need custom programming to connect your internal applications to the content management service or your web site.
View a list of the different approaches you can take to building and managing your web site.
Summary table of all four approaches to building and managing your web site