5+ Years: It Is Possible
Recently we read a comment from a Joomla proponent, which read something like this: "Custom CMS's can't keep up with the open-source community".
Our question is... Why not?
The truth is, Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP (the famous "LAMP" stack) have been in existence for almost 20 years! In that time, there have been upgrades and changes, for sure. But they move at a much slower pace. The technology is more proven and more secure. So why do we have to worry about "keeping up"?
A CMS platform can be expected, when properly custom built, to last you at least 5 years.
Designs & Experiences Change. Your Platform Doesn't Have To.
One of the catches of off-the-shelf software is that when you do a large scale redesign, you may be stuck having to rebuild or reinstall your entire platform. This oftentimes is easier than building on top of what you have.
Custom solutions offer you the flexibility to keep your platform intact even when your frontend experience changes. By separating the logic and display layer, you can effectively redesign your site as many times as you want without fear of breaking the management portal.
In this way, your custom CMS is a foundation for your company's online efforts for years to come.
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