Site management software is to ease the creation and management of your internet site. You'll find software to do more specific functions within.
For software that either provides multiple site management services or for software that does not fit into one of the other more specific categories.
Software that enables you to change the configuration of your web site.
Broadly speaking, content management describes any system that allows people to more easily change and update content, especially on their websites. When the content (number of pages, images, etc.), and/or the number of contributors, grows large, a content management system (CMS) helps collect and create the content in ways that makes it easy to reuse. A CMS allows a team of contributors to work on the same pages without conflicting (check-in/check-out and workflow control). It can schedule pages to appear and disappear at designated times, and archive the old pages with versioning and revision control. Reuse of content means an item can be edited in one place and be published instantly in many places. But it also means that the different versions of the content can be formatted properly for multiple delivery channels, including the web (HTML and PDF), print, wireless handheld devices, and cell phones.
Smaller CMSs are for single web authors working one or a few websites. Enterprise CMSs may control hundreds of thousands of pages on hundreds of websites with many dozens of contributors. In between, there are Team CMSs for corporate departments and smaller organizations.
News portal software (slash-alikes and the *nuke family) are a form of community CMS, as are weblog tools (usually for personal publishing) and Wikis (usually for teams of contributors).
Some CMSs edit whole web pages, others edit a content template for a page and individual content elements. Both kinds may have form-based text editing, source editing of the markup language, or WYSIWYG (what-you-see-is-what-you-get) visual editing. Smaller CMSs tend to be page-oriented and store HTML. Enterprise CMSs use content templates and usually store content elements as information chunks in XML. Some systems tag and store the information with RDF (Resource Description Framework) metadata for the Semantic Web.
This category is for Content Management software that is run over the Internet.
The software must be downloadable and runnable. If it is limited to use at an Application Service Provider (ASP), it belongs under Hosted Services.
Please review the many subcategories and related categories before submitting a site here.
Hybrid software frameworks useful for creating and maintaining web sites that do not fit into traditional roles of Content Management, E-Commerce, or other more specific subcategories of Site Management.
Link management software can scan an internet site and check for broken links. Some of this software can also report on old pages, large pages and files in the directory that are not link to.
TCP/IP load-balancing products and technologies allow you to run a network service (like mail or Web servers) on a cluster of machines to attain high availability and scalability.
They come in "local" and "global" flavors, meaning they can be used to create a cluster of machines sitting on the same LAN or in several distant geographical areas. Some products can do both, and some specialize in one of the two forms.
Log analysis software provides the tools necessary to analyze the use of your web site, for example who is visiting it, which web-page or search engine they came from, and which pages are most popular.
We welcome all Commercial Log Reading and Analyzing software. If your product or service involves placing counters or code on pages of a site to ping a central, non-client specific server, then you should look at the various "web-counter" areas, all of which are linked from this area.
Mirroring software enables you to easily copy your entire internet site to a backup system.
This is for software that creates mirror sites of an internet site.
Monitoring software regularly checks a site to ensure that it is online. If the site goes offline, an error report is sent.