Content Management Systems

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A content management system (CMS) is a program that runs on your Web site that allows you to easily add and edit content without needing to know HTML or Web design.

There is information about content management systems in the free hostel marketing ebook.

List of Content Management Systems

This is a list of free, open-source content management systems that are possible choices for hostel Web sites:

Drupal is a very flexible content management system that is a great choice for a hostel Web site. It is one of the most popular content management systems and powerful enough to run enterprise sites (including The main site at runs on Drupal. More information about Drupal can be found here.
WordPress is generally used for blogs, but it can also be used to build a regular Web site.
Good content management system, but probably more difficult to configure for good search engine rankings than Drupal. Joomla's default settings aren't good for search engine rankings.
PHP/MySQL CMS that is fairly easy to use.
Relatively difficult to use, but powerful.
If you have some technical ability, this is a CMS with potential.
PHP-based, but non-free
There is now a free version available. Perl-based.