A content management system is a software tool that allows you to interact with various kinds of data without the knowledge of any specific programming languages or other hardware and software related things. Usually a CMS is used in web publishing where the main thin or the website itself can be edited trough tat system with simple point and click actions without the need to know any HTML code or any other programming languages. There are hundreds if not thousands of CMS systems that you can use and there are paid, free as well as freemium solutions and depending on your needs and requirements you will have to choose the right CMS.
With a content management system you will be able to add, edit and delete web pages without the need to write sophisticated code just like you would do it with some Microsoft products. But here with this system you will be dynamically creating content that will be displayed onto the web where anyone will be able to see it. Of course every CMS is different and you will need to do some learning on how to do what you wan to do but usually this can be done in a couple of hours and from that point on you won’t need to learn anything new and you will be able to create a blog or a website where content will be added by your standards and as fast as you would like. In the older days before CMS systems were created the only people who could create websites were IT specialists who knew how to code HTML and other programming languages as well as hot to set up a web server and keep everything running seamlessly. But as time went on and web became more and more popular then people realized that ordinary people also need a way how to create and manage websites and because of that some of the first CMS systems were born. At first these content systems were clumsy and you needed to learn a ton of new stuff just to start using them but with every passing year new and new systems were designed till today we can create webpages in a matter of minutes and do it for free or with very little up-front costs.
There are various well known CMS systems like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal as well as some sophisticated systems that can cost you thousands of dollars and it will most likely depend on your needs what system to choose. If you are planning to create a simple personal blog or personal website you will do just fine with these free CMS systems but if you are planning to create a multi national business where the main place for your business be a website you will probably need a custom CMS system that will cost you thousands if not hundreds of thousands of dollars. So before you read further and try to choose your CMS be sure to know all your future needs and act according to them not just walk blindly into something that you don’t understand.