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Do You Need A Website Builder To Build Your Website?

If you have a hosting account with cPanel, you should have seen a section on the cPanel that says website builder, which gives you access to the different website builder programs like Drupal, WordPress, Ruby on Rails and other programs. But if you are totally new, you are probably wondering if you really need these programs to build your website. Why not build a website from scratch, right?

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The truth about building website is that you do not need a Content Management Systems or CMS (what the previously mentioned programs are collectively called). If you know HTML, you can build a website from scratch by using an HTML software program. And there are other programs that you can use to build your site from scratch that is not necessarily CMS.

But working with CMS programs does give you the advantage of convenience. On a program is installed, the website is already 50% percent as the basic layout and backend programming is already done. However, this convenience is offset by the fact that you are limited in your programming and design options.

Undoubtedly, the most CMS program is WordPress with millions of downloads from all over the world. But as WordPress users would know, you need to choose a very good theme to make your website look the way you want it to. Also, whatever functionality you need to have on your website, like a shopping cart, for example, must be supported by a plugin.

In other words, using a website builder often means that you need to take a Frankenstein approach to website building.This especially true if you use a website builder like WordPress. We do not know about the other website builder programs, but we are pretty sure that they have limitations in how much you can input in terms of design and functionality. The limitation is offset by the fact that once installed, the only thing you need to do is to make tweaks here and there, as well as publish your content. Of course, this is assuming that you are building a basic website like a blog.

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If you are a website owner, you need to think about what your goals are for your website. If you have plans of building something fancy with advanced programming, you cannot rely on website builders to give you a smooth ride.