A whopping 50% of websites are built with WordPress CMS in Singapore. This is amazing number because another 50% consists of many other CMS platforms, which account for small percentage each. WordPress seems to dominate and lead other CMS by miles.
Generally we can break down CMS (content management system) into 2 kinds: Open Source and Proprietary CMS.
WordPress, Drupal and Joomla are examples of Open Source CMS that use PHP framework.
Sitefinity and Sitecore are examples of Proprietary CMS that use ASP.NET framework.
Open source means the source code is freely distributed and downloaded online. Then clients often have questions about the security issues of open source CMS.
Are they safe?
The short answer is, these open source CMS are more likely to be targeted by hackers, because of their popularity and open source nature.
But since these open source CMS are free and popular, they are widely supported. Most importantly, flexible. These factors often outweigh and win over the proprietary CMS.
When using open source CMS, it is then important for site owners to commit more time and resources to secure the website.
Let’s take a look at the usage statistics in Singapore:
If you are planning to develop a website for your corporate or personal use, it is easier to find web development companies that use WordPress CMS as the development platform. And when it comes to web maintenance and support, you can find a large pool of skilled designers and developers in Singapore.
You can be more assured that your WordPress platform is sustainable and scalable in the future.
And of course, this is our opinion based on statistics and observation. We are not biased against any kind of CMS.
Ultimately, the choice is yours. Some clients are not even aware of what is a CMS, so this decision to choose the right CMS is often decided by the web developers.