How to opt the best .NET-based CMS?

There are a number of enterprises still using CMS’s and it just can’t be denied that they are of extreme help. DotNet based CMS has always been of huge help making it easier to build robust user management, authentication and authorization in your web and mobile applications.
So exactly how you perceive CMS? If we go by the emerging demands of online consumers, we find enterprises all over the globe looking for a platform for brand and product promotion through a strong web presence. Thus, in order to survive, it’s vital for the brand and business to offer seamless digital experiences around all channels. That is best done by finding a CMS having features to align with business goals.

Though there are numerous technologies forming the base of licensed and open source content management systems, yet a good proportion of high-performance CMSes are built on Microsoft.NET. In case you are keen on going for licensed or open source options for your CMS development project, you get plenty of options with Microsoft.NET.

So here we have endeavored to offer six great .NET CMS tools to consider. These top licensed and open-source content management systems on the .NET platforms are highly useful and we offer quick insights regarding the distinctiveness of each of them so that you can select your CMS easily.

Sitefinity

Sitefinity was developed by Telerik and it’s very much in demand with it embracing various functions helpful in developing modern, responsive and mobile-friendly websites. With it you get amazing features with drag-&-drop functionality easing website management and creation process.

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As of now Sitefinity is in the course to release version 8.2 coming with robust features such as widget-level personalization, multisite management, advanced cloud support, easy integrations and digital commerce support. Sitefinity CMS development costs differ from $3000 to $50,000+ development charges, on the basis of the licensing plan you choose.

Sitecore

This enterprise-ready CMS based on .NET is best for mid-sized to large-scale websites. Owing to the standard .NET-based infrastructure, enterprises that use .NET favor Sitecore CMS, having awesome support for numerous sites, web farms and has load-balancing feature. With it you get multi-lingual and multivariate (A/B) testing support along with an integrated SEO module. It best suits SMEs and large companies that are looking for a marketing-friendly site. In order to install Sitecore CMS the cost involves around $85,000 to $100,000 dollars.

Umbraco

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This prominent .Net-based CMS in the open source category is a free product you get with paid support and training services. However, it is not offering pre-configured blog or new packages though the structure is great, offering smart functions like logical content storage, clean SPI that helps in building classy websites from the start as well as super-clean markup storage.

Umbraco was released in 2004 and it did undergo various upgrades with it being written in C# and uses ASP.NET master pages and XSLT. With it the templating work is reduced.

DotNetNuke

DotNetNuke is among the prominent content management systems of .NET breed. This you get in a free version with various inbuilt themes and modules. No matter you are a developer, designer or editor, with DotNetNuke you get apt tools and modules. No matter you are a developer, designer or editor, with DotNetNuke you get the best tools and modules helpful in the website development project. This way managing and developing a website in DotNetNuke becomes way easier even for the personal lacking sound technical background.

Kentico

Kentico accommodates multilingual support, workflows, blogs, e-commerce, newsletter, WYSIWYG editor, web analytics, full-text search and various other modules. It work wonders in the development of large websites and web farms and the cost it involves is somewhere between $3500 and $18000, on the basis of the components needed.

Once you know the efficiency of each CMS, it’s time to go for commercially licensed or open source CMS as per your requirements and budget.
If you have any query or need assistance in choosing the right CMS, share with us below. We’d love to help you out.

Arun Goyal is Founder-CEO at Octal Info Solution Technology innovation and trends insight come easy to Arun with his thorough knowledge in the domain. A leader in his own rights, his grad-friends see him as an avid researcher and a technology evangelist. See him talking about ideas, trends and technology as a part-time author to this blog.