How can I create a simple CMS

CMS without a database: the simple solution for small web projects

Whether the use of a CMS without a database is worthwhile for your own project depends on many factors. The advantages and typical problems of such database-less CMS systems are summarized below. The following points speak in favor of using a database-free CMS system:

+ CMS systems without a database are usually kept rather simple and limited to the essentials, so they only require a short training period.

+ Backups of the web project are done quickly: Since no complex backup of a database is necessary, it is sufficient to download the files from the web space.

+ The direct transmission of the requested information to the web server without going through a database ensures short loading times and quick access to the web project.

+ A small CMS usually only needs a little web space and does not have any special hardware requirements.

In addition to the positive features mentioned, CMS without a database also have some disadvantages:

- The possibilities of database-free CMS systems are limited, which is why the systems are only suitable for smaller projects with a small number of static pages. Dynamic websites cannot be created without a database.

- Since simple CMS systems usually only offer a small community, the user is often alone with questions and problems and has to go through the documentation dig - if available.

- The low distribution of the CMS software and the often not freely available code can quickly make the stripped-down CMS systems uninteresting for developers, which may cause further development to be discontinued.

- If you don't work in a very structured and orderly manner with a simple content management system, it can be very difficult to find specific content.