Which Type Of Websites Should I Use?
You might be very confused and lost if you have never started a website for your business. There are a long list of the types of websites online which you have read but still unclear which type to use? After reading this post, you will be clear and getting near to start a website for your business.
The first thing you should keep in mind is to be clear of your direction. For a beginner, you should decide on whether you want a basic website by just introducing your company information, products and services OR a website which your visitors are able to make transactions online while purchasing your products OR a platform where you are able to collect targetted audiences' information for some purposes.
Now understand the your type of website.
A basic website which present only your company, services and products information, a HTML website should be good enough for a start, but do take note that you are required to understand HTML coding in order to update the content, or else hire a website professional to handle it. If you have enough man power or personal free time, you should consider a CMS website. A CMS website allows you to log into an admin panel where you can edit most of your content in your website, as well as parts of your website's layout arrangement. This could save you lots of cost if your website needs to update very often, but most CMS website service has a higher annual renewal charges compare to a HTML website. If you plan to sell your products online using your website, then E-Commerce Online Shopping Website is your choice. It is very similar to a CMS website, but with a complex functions such as electronic funds transfer, supply chain management, Internet marketing, online transaction processing, electronic data interchange (EDI), inventory management systems, and automated data collection systems. As for the online transaction part, it requires you to co-operate with your local payment gateway companies for safety and security reasons. You might came across with some websites that allow visitors to advertise their products and services in their website, either for free or with membership charges that will also integrate with payment gateway system. For instance, a property website like Property Mermaid. The purpose is to link property agents, property owners, and property buyers together in a place, making them easy to search and enquire about the properties they are looking for. A Web Portal could be very high in cost depends on the requirements of the whole system you plan to have.
4 Types Of Website
1. HTML Website
Recommended for beginners with least updates annualy. Presenting only company, products and services information without any programming system. Requires HTML coding knowledge to update the content and the layout arrangement, or hire a website professional to handle the updates.
2. CMS Website
Recommended for beginners with lots of updates annualy. Able to update company, products and services information with an admin panel to login. Requires no coding to update the content and parts of the layout arrangement.
3. Ecommerce Online Shoping Website
Similar to CMS websites, but with complex functions such as electronic funds transfer, supply chain management, Internet marketing, online transaction processing, electronic data interchange (EDI), inventory management systems, and automated data collection systems.
4. Web Portal
Collecting information from different sources through the website making all relevant information easy to be accessed for the targeted visitors. Similar to CMS websites, but with even more complex functions than the Ecommerce websites as it will involve in more complicated programming and design knowledge.