The Rise of the Flat-File CMS
The last few years mark the rise of the so called flat-file CMS - content management systems that store data organized in files and folders rather than in a database like MySQL. Simplicity, speed and enhanced security are just some of the advantages that flat-file CMS have compared to established CMS like WordPress or Drupal that appear as overkills for most projects nowadays.
Which kind of flat-file CMS are you looking for?
| Popular CMS
| Flat-file CMS that are stable and proven robust in plenty of live installations. They are covered by a strong developer community that regularly contributes to each project.
| Solid CMS
|Flat-file CMS that have proven to be solid solutions for most blog and website projects. They are fun to play with - yet it may take some time waiting for the desired fix or feature.
| Worth a Try CMS
| Flat-file CMS that are mostly small projects with small teams taking care of the development. The key message is minimalism and straight forward simple solutions for publishers.
Advantages of a flat-file CMS:
Flat-file sites load pages blazingly fast since there is no need to query any database. It's all already there.
Flat-file CMS are perfect solutions for beginners that don't need to know how to set up a database.
Databases are target number one for most hackers. No database - no vulnerability on that matter.
You don't need webspace with support for databases like MyQSL - that most hosters charge extra for.
Whether you are working on your own site or building a project for your customers: most flat-file CMS are free of charge.
Some flat-file CMS constist out of just one PHP file. It can't get any more minimal than that.
Since there is no need for a database connection: just copy your site on a USB stick or move it to another hoster.
Whether one or one hundred pages: a flat-file CMS scales according to the needs of your project.
Most flat-file CMS offer support for plugins and allow templating as you like making use of popular CSS frameworks.
So are you ready to give the flat-file CMS a try? FlatPhile will help you to find the right platform that suits your needs.