I have been using WordPress for building most of my websites and plan to continue doing so. It has become a very robust platform that can do many things. However, I find that with the robustness, WordPress can bog down the page load time on a shared hosting server, especially on Godaddy. The requirements on a MySQL database can cause a sluggish, overloaded MySQL server to slow down an otherwise-perfectly fast site.
Enter a CMS that utilizes XML files for data that’s not as robust as WordPress but “does the job.” I recently was introduced to a CMS called “Get-Simple CMS,” and am hooked. Get-Simple is a very lightweight Content Management System (CMS) that is relatively limited in features. However, it requires no MySQL database and is already looks like it has the basic array of materials for a CMS. It has a photo gallery, basic shopping cart, SEO plugin, custom SEO-friendly URLs, a WYSIWYG editor, an XML sitemap, a contact form, and more. It’s also very easy to theme from any HTML theme you choose. What’s more is that it loads very fast.
I strongly recommend Get-Simple to anyone looking for a simple 5-20 page site with some “kick.” I’ve been using it for my personal site and so far like it’s functionality, though again, it’s not as feature-rich as WordPress.
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