A content management system allows publishing, editing, and modifying content as well as maintaining from a central interface. It is a great choice in case if you need to publish a lot of content regularly and keep control over the content on your websites. Likewise, it is an advantageous solution if multiple users need to update sites simultaneously.
We have come up with a top-5 list of .NET based content management systems that can be used to create your website or a web application, and maintain it.
Umbraco is a fully-featured open source content management system that allows running literally anything from small operation or brochure sites to complex applications for Fortune 500's and some of the largest media sites in the world. What makes this CMS even better is its simple usage for both developers and content creators. It also has a free (open source) license with options for paid support and add-ons.
Kentico CMS is a much more “serious” program. It is an enterprise Web Content Management System and Customer Experience Management System with a complete set of tools for building websites, intranets, e-commerce solutions etc. on the Microsoft ASP.NET platform on premise or in the cloud. Kentico is an easily customizable platform that can fit literally any needs. Updating a website is truly intuitive: all pages are formed in a tree hierarchy that reflects the site navigation, so you can easily find the page you want to edit. You can get a free license (needs link and logo on your website) or a paid one ($3,499 – $59,999).
Sitefinity CMS is the next-gen content management system for developing fascinating websites, intranets, portals and blogs. Various enterprise features and easy-to-use online administration for managing websites make this platform even more attractive. The user interaction with Sitefinity is simplified by the task-oriented interface. Standard edition costs $2,999.
This extensible and easy-to-use mobile friendly content management system framework is written in C# ASP.NET and includes blogs, forums, Google/Bing Maps, Calendar, Contact Form, Surveys, e-commerce etc. It is uniquely responsive and works perfectly as a starter kit. mojoPortal is considered to be very strong as a standalone CMS. As well, the community and support are quite strong, so it is rather simple to challenge any possible troubles. It has a free (open source) license with options for paid support and add-ons.
5. DotNetNuke (DNN)
Formerly known as DotNetNuke, DNN powers over 800,000 websites worldwide. It is an open, safe, and accessible content management system. DNN is one of the most popular open source CMS based on Microsoft .NET. This platform can also be sued as an application development system (aside from being an efficient CMS). Community Edition license is free while Professional and Enterprise Editions are subscription based.