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Differences Between Website Builders and C.M.S

Differences between website builders and C.M.S

 Website builders are often mistaken with content management systems. But, they are two different concepts. Website developers in Cameroon have a penchant for C.M.S, but someone without any knowledge of web design will opt for a web builder because of its comparative ease of use.

A website builder is any tool with a primary purpose of helping you easily put together a site using pre-built components. These days, most website builders primarily rely on drag and drop functionality and various layout options to help you get there. Creating websites using website builders are as easy as putting together legos. If you know what you are doing, you can get very amazing results.

CMS, on the other hand, tend to be much more technical than just drag and drop. Though they are also flexible, they have a steeper learning curve and can power any type of website. Most CMSs are full-blown management systems, with a broad range of features and customisation options. They are inherently more powerful than website builders. That is business owners frequently seek help from website developers to uncover CMSs full potential.  

How can you decide between a website builder and C.M.S? here are pros and cons of both to help you make your choice

Website builders.


  • It’s very easy to use
  • You don’t need additional software
  • You can start without technical knowledge
  • Updates and security aspects are handled by the website builder itself
  • Predefined design templates that you can adapt as you like.


  • You can’t always add extra features (depending on the web builder)
  • It isn’t as flexible since you’re dependent on the provider.
  • They aren’t designed for every complicated projects that require database e.g a job or real estate directories.

Website builders are adequate for small businesses, restaurants, online stores, bloggers photographers and service related small businesses. The best known website builders are Wix, Weebly and Shopify. In Cameroon, Shopify is the most used web builder.

Content Management Systems

Content management systems are a bit more complicated. Even though they essentially work the same way as a website builders, they are far more difficult to use. Having a full-fletch knowledge of CMS will help you create the best professional website you can imagine.


  • You can choose the hosting company
  • great for multi-language websites
  • Technical flexibility: you can access the whole source code
  • You can get more features with plugins.


  1. No personal technical support
  2. Creative freedom depends on the template
  3. It can have additional costs for the plugins.
  4. You may need a programmer to make small aesthetic changes.

Examples of content management systems are Wordpress, Joonla and Drupal.

Which website provider should you choose: Conclusion

The choice of deciding on which website provider to use for your business or personal profile truly depends on you. As we said earlier, website builders are easy to use and they have integrated features to help you get creative with your website’s look. CMSs also are simple to use – when you understand how they work.

Website design isn’t only for professionals. But if you are aiming to have a website customised for your business, then you will want to work with a website developer.

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