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A content management system is a software application that can be used to manage the creation and modification of digital content. CMSs are typically used for enterprise content management and web content management. Below is a list of some of the most popular content management systems as requested by our customers. If you have any additional questions please phone us on 1300 694 678.

Many customers reach out to Digital Pacific to ask if we can run a particular type of content management system (CMS). Generally speaking, if the CMS runs using PHP and MySQL it can be hosted by Digital Pacific on our popular Business or Premium Hosting plans. This information can often be obtained from the CMS developer’s website.

Popular Content Management Systems

WordPress CMS

WordPress has become the most popular CMS on the planet due to its great functionality, ease of use and theme availability.

Joomla CMS

Joomla is an award-winning content management system that is used to create dynamic websites quickly and easily.

Have another CMS in mind?

Digital Pacific’s hosting services can cater to almost any CMS which runs on PHP and MySQL. For peace of mind, our 24×7 Rapid Support team can also assist on any server-side issues you might be experiencing. If your website traffic is growing rapidly, our range of services including Web Hosting and Virtual Servers, offer flexibility and room to grow.

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Drupal is also a CMS powering millions of websites. There is an active community supporting, building and using Drupal. Drupal can be used for community sites, forums, weblogs and corporate websites. Drupal is said to have the highest learning curve of the top 3 content management systems (i.e. Joomla, WordPress, Drupal) as requested by our customers, but its users and developers swear by its overall power.


Typo3 is a content management system that is ready to take on small to medium enterprise websites. It offers user-friendly tools, detailed permissions settings and an internal messaging system to help bring collaboration to any project. Ready-made interfaces, functions and modules offer flexibility and extendability. Typo3 comes with an introduction package offering a brief overview of features, customisation and installation.


Xoops is a powerful CMS software that works well for large and small organisations, as well as personal blogs and websites. Xoops stands for eXtensible Object Oriented Portal System. Although Xoops started out as a portal system, it is now commonly known as and referred to as a content management system. For larger enterprise sites, the Xoops CMS allows custom development of modules which can be easily integrated into the application.


Pligg is a user-driven content management system used primarily to create social publishing communities. Pligg offers the ability for members to log in and submit content including news, video and images. Pligg has an in-built voting system allowing users to vote for their favorite stories. Pligg offers a 5 star method for voting or the more traditional numbered voting as seen on sites like Digg, Mixx, or Reddit.

CMS Made Simple

CMS Made Simple is designed for small business all the way up to multinational corporations. CMS Made Simple provides a mechanism for the website administrator to create and manage pages, layouts, and content. This CMS includes a choice of table based or validating XHTML/CSS layouts. Managing navigation, separating layout and content code along with ability to easily managing news and articles are all features of CMS Made Simple.