You have a website and want to accept users and expand the business, and want to show yours clients the preview of your products offered through your website. Site design is the tedious and difficult task and you must have spent so many hours in designing this. It is now time to find out the bugs and update your website and bring in some of the newer feature attached to it If you cannot afford the web designing part then it is better to go for the content management system or the CMS. It is the easiest way to make your content dynamic and to suit your needs.
What is CMS?
It is the content management system used with dynamic websites and web content, many a times it requires a special kind of software for editing and constructing articles. It makes the development of websites much easier and with this your website will become more and more dynamic and adhere to demand of modern website standards. It is simple you just need to upload and install the CMS on your server. It is cheaper and it gives you the much required time and management to get access to your software.
Advantages of PHP based CMS:
There are various kinds of content management systems and there are lots of choices to choose it from for you. The principal among them is the PHP-based and ASP-based content management systems. The former is most popular than the later one. There are some advantages if you use the content management system:
PHP is relatively easy programming interface and it is easy to learn. It is the cross platform programming interface, so you do not have to worry about any sort of operating system compatibility as it is being supported by almost all the operating systems. It is open source and backed by a strong community of enthusiasts developers and they will help you any sort of queries and difficulties. Most of these PHP-based content management systems are free and this proves the economically of these content management systems. These content management systems are easy to modify in case you need and also it is ideal for small business and individual developers as it is easy and economically viable.
Most of the modern and popular hosting company�s support PHP , so hosting compatibility will never be issue for you if you are employing PHP based content management system on your server. Security of any of the content management system depends on the server.
It is very popular content management system. With a large user base and it is free to use and is been released under general public license, originally developed by Thatware. Earlier versions of PHP Nuke are available for free and the latest version costs some bucks to download. It is a modular content management system which you can turn it on or off according to yours convenience. It has plenty of features and suitable customizations which you need for further development of your web server and website. The security of your database is solely dependant on your server and its immediate environment.
PHP-Nuke has the fully featured download management system with advance customization options. It has the nice WYSIWYG editor for posting news and articles and updates your website and blogs. It has one of the best integrated forum system powered by PhpBB and it is suitable for the developers who want to augment their website with some of the good and relevant content in their websites with active user interaction and dynamic interactions through support forums. PHP-Nuke also offers journals and blogs for the registered users and also additional support for newsletter and bulletins. The installation part of the PHP-Nuke could have more adhered to security parameters so that the user will feel secure after installing this in their server.
Installing the PHP-Nuke under EasyPHP is very easy and the detailed installation part is as follows. Download the latest version of PHP-Nuke from the website www.phpnuke.org and after downloading the installation, extract the PHP-Nuke achieve and you can use any good achiever for this purpose. After the extraction look for the folder �html� and �sql� are present. Then copy the .sql file from the �sql� folder to the desktop. Now let us assume that we will be installing the PHP-Nuke in a directory called the �nuke1�.
Then, create the new folder namely the �nuke1�and then copy the entire contents of �html� into it. Then move the �nuke1� folder inside the �www� directory in �C:Program FilesEasyPHPx-x� and then make sure that EasyPHP is running . Then, point your browser to http://localhost/mysql1/ , if EasyPHP is running , then you will be logging into PhpMyAdmin and the default user name for MySql on EasyPHp is �root� and password is disabled here you can give the user name and password of yours choice.
In the main administration PHPMyAdmin menu under �Create new database� enter the database name �phpnuke� and then left click on �Create� and wait for the database creation and if it is successful then the �phpnuke� database is created. Under the �phpnuke� database go to the top bar and find �SQL� and left click on it , then under the sub element heading �Location of the text file � click browse and then select nuke.sql file and now click on �Go� .
To enter the details about your server, you will need to edit the configuration file located at C:Pogram Files EastyPHPx-xwwwnuke1 nd their edit the configuration file. It is easy , under $dbuname enter �root� it is your MySql user name , and this filed will remain blank and then change the value of $advanced editor filed to �1� . If you have followed all these steps in the right manner then it are done a, then point your web browser to http://localhost/nuke1/ and you will reach to you own PHP-Nuke installation. Now on the homepage of the PHP-Nuke installation create a link to make it the super user , then left click on it and then enter the details and register the account . This will be turned into as the administration account and here you can manage your website. Now go to the administration menu and logged into it and start to modify yours website and make then requisite changes to it make it more customized and suitable to the needs of the user.