March 11, 2015
There are two popular ways to build a website these days:
1. Using an open-source or licenced CMS or framework and hosting the website yourself.
2. Creating your website on hosted services where the hosting and the management tools are taken care of.
Both approaches are cool and can get the job done, but there is a lot of space for improvements.
But first, let talk about pros and cons of hosted and self-hosted solutions.
Self-hosted solutions enable you to fully customize the look and feel of your website and its functionality. You have access to the server and the client code and can do magic. On the other hand, hosted solutions offer you some template language and CSS editing support only. Not so much magic here.
Updates and new features are infrequent on self-hosted software. Most of the time, you must apply them yourself. Hosted solutions are more flexible on this. The team behind them runs the platform and can push improvements all the time.
You as developer or designer often need full access to the code of the website so you can do your magic. Clients, on the other hand, want easy to use tools to manage their content. Self-hosted solutions are great for developers but not so client-friendly.
As we can see, there is no single best solution. Until now.
Meet Bear CMS - a cloud-powered CMS
Bear CMS brings the best of both worlds and much more.
Your website is served by your server, so you have full control over the output code. When you login as administrator your server seamlessly connects to the Bear CMS cloud to provide you with the management tools needed. Updates are frequent, and you and your clients are happy because we offer great managing experience.
For more details, please visit https://bearcms.com/help/