Nigeria’s National Portal ( developed by Hosting Pacific Enterprise Solutions limited

Every nation business in the world requires a media presence and with the recent dynamic changes and globalization in the modes & techniques of business; e- commerce has now become an necessity . Hence the need of a proficient web portal developer is felt and undoubtedly the best company in this field of business is none other than Hosting Pacific enterprise solutions limited. Since their introduction in the market Hosting Pacific Enterprise solutions limited has been a pioneer company in the world web portal developing business.

Hosting Pacific Enterprise Solutions Limited the technical partner of the VHL consortium developed Nigeria’s National Portal 9 in collaboration with the Federal Ministry Of Information which was built by using a content management system.


Hosting pacific enterprise solutions excels from other companies as it uses the latest technologies available over the counter to develop a stylish, reliable yet easy to operate website on the World Wide Web. The company has dedicated and skilled IT professionals who with their hard work turn your ideas into realities and represent your business in a manner that provides you with a competitive edge over others. The best part about the company is that though their quality of work is much ahead than that of other website developing enterprises they charge a very nominal amount on the services provided by them. The company has successfully developed over 500 web sites till now and one of their biggest achievements in this regard is the Nigeria’s National Portal.

Why should I use a Content Management System?

There are several reasons why using a CMS is superior to hand-coding and manually maintaining a website:
1. Ease of use (requires little programming knowledge to maintain)
2. Quick and easy dynamic page management
3. Core functionality comes standard
4. Security (keep the bad guys out)
5. Cost-effective (save some serious money)
6. Customization (CSS, plugins, modules, etc.)
7. Scalability (WCMS upgrades)
8. Multi-user, community capabilities
9. Information stored in database (easy remote website management)
10. Support community (got a question about your CMS? – no problem)
11. Search Engine Friendly (won’t hurt your search engine rankings)

1. Ease of use

Although a WCMS must first be customized and integrated into a website (either by an individual who has knowledge of PHP, MySQL, CSS, and XHTML, or by hiring a professional web design company), once the customization and integration is complete, managing the content of that website is fairly simple and straight forward.

2. Quick and easy dynamic page management

In the past, webmasters or web developers were forced to create a new document (by hand) each time they wanted to add a new page to their website. In addition, the webmaster or web developer would have to update all of the links within the website that needed to point to this new page. By using this method of “content mismanagement”, it was easy to make mistakes which often resulted in dead links (misspelled hyperlinks that redirected the user to a web page that didn’t exist). As I’m sure you can imagine, this was an extremely cumbersome process. Thankfully, a CMS solves these problems (and more).

No longer does a webmaster, web developer, or user need to create a new document for each new page on their website. A WCMS uses a template system which automatically creates web pages on-the-fly. In addition, when a new page is published, the links automatically update throughout the website greatly reducing the chances that there are any dead links.

3. Core functionality comes standard

Another significant reason to use a CMS is because with a CMS, the basic “core” functionality of your website has already been constructed.

The basic install of any of the three aforementioned CMSs (as well as other CMSs) leaves you with a usable website to which you can begin adding content immediately. However, what you see after installation is only the core functionality of the CMS. Each of these CMSs offer much more. In most cases, you will want to tailor the CMS to your particular content management needs.

A perfect example of a website built around a WCMS is the construction of an automobile. Think of the CMS as all of the core parts required to successfully (and safely) drive an automobile: the frame, the engine, the transmission, the braking system, steering, suspension, tires, etc. Although you can certainly drive an automobile with these core parts, more than likely you’re going to want some customization. The same idea applies to a website using a CMS: you have all of the core functions and framework (parts) needed to create content (drive the car), however, you’re going to want to customize the design (or have a designer customize the design for you) and also customize the functionality (or have a developer customize the functionality for you) so that your website is unique.

4. Security

Security has always been a big deal with websites. There is nothing worse than having your website compromised (or worse, destroyed) because of a hacker. The good news is, each of the three aforementioned CMSs is constantly and rigorously tested by hundreds (if not thousands) of developers and users for security flaws and exploits.

5. Cost-effective

The number one reason we package CMSs with each of our websites is because it is cost-effective for both us (the web developer) and the client. Because a CMS already covers some of the aforementioned points (security, core functionality), it takes the developer less time to create a website which results in the client having to pay less.

6. Customization

Let’s face it: unless your website is the Druge Report, custom website design and functionality are extremely important. In an age when more and more people are accustomed to eye-popping visuals and interactive functionality, it’s tough to get by with a plain Jane template website. Whether you hire a company to design and develop your website or you do it yourself, you’re going to want some customization.

Most (if not all) CMSs are styled with external Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Although there is a learning curve to CSS, the results are far superior than trying to design a website with tables.

In addition, many CMSs come with plugins or modules which allow you (or your developer) to add custom functionality to your website. These plugins or modules usually need to be tweaked in order to obtain the desired look or behavior, however, plugins and modules are a great stepping stone to obtaining custom functionality within a website.

7. Scalability

With most websites, scalability is important. Luckily, many modern CMSs are very scalable. As a matter of fact, the only limit to a website’s functionality is the creativity of the client and/or developer (server capacity certainly can be a limit, too; however, one can always implement load-balanced servers, etc. to fix this issue).

8. Multi-user, community capabilities

Another significant reason to use a CMS is because their framework gives multiple users and authors the ability to add and edit content on your website. Even better, different users can have different permissions. For example, say you want to hire several writers to publish a weekly article in their individual column; however, you don’t want to give them permission to edit the information which you (or other people) have published.
With most CMSs (and with some customization), your website can power the content creation and content organization for large communities!

9. Information stored in database
Although every CMS comes packaged with template files, all data is stored in a MySQL database(s). This makes it possible to edit your website’s information from within a web browser . It also allows you to edit your website’s information from anywhere that has an Internet connection and a web browser.

That being said: It is extremely important that you (or your developer) backup your CMS’s MySQL database(s) on a regular basis. To do this, either: create a cron job; if your hosting company allows it, have them schedule a service to backup your database once or twice per day; finally (our favorite), use an application such as Navicat to backup your databases locally (on your computer) and back those up on another hard drive once per day. We use Mac OS X’s Time Machine feature to automate the backup of our local backups for us. You can never be too careful!

10. Support community

With a non-CMS integrated website, there is oftentimes no documentation nor support community to help if you encounter a problem (developer or client). Thankfully, most modern WCMSs have excellent documentation as well as an extremely dedicated and passionate support community. However, in the rare instance when you can’t find an answer in the documentation or support community, Google, Yahoo, and MSN will more than likely have the answer you are looking for.

11. Search Engine Friendly

Last but not least, most modern CMSs can be configured to be Search Engine Friendly (SEO Friendly). Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is extremely important in the websites of today. Many small businesses and startups rely on search engines to direct targeted traffic to their website. Without a SEO Friendly website/CMS, it’s going to be very difficult for your target audience to find you in the search engines.

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