1. WordPress

A lot of people know, WordPress as a blogging platform. This is true, but since WordPress has grown to be so powerful hundreds of thousands now uses the platform as a CMS for their website. Even though extremely powerful, WordPress is rather simple to use, can accommodate most site requirements, and can also be utilized as a shopping cart software, using the right plugin!

2. Drupal CMS

One would use Drupal to produce anything from an individual blog to demanding business oriented websites. Drupal has been in existence for many years and today offers thousands of extensions and themes to accomplish the features required.

Drupal is free of charge, powerful, versatile, out of the box continuously being improved by a substantial community of experienced developers around the world, that powers countless website applications.

3. Joomla

Joomla is yet another extremely well-known open source content management system, but really complex and not for people with no technical learning capabilities. In case you are dreaming about owning a website that you can edit yourself with eases, this isn't the program for you. Although Joomla's community is indeed significant and delivers endless possibilities, cautiously give this system some consideration. Another downside to Joomla CMS would be that the better modules and plugins' are not free.

To sum this up, for the average day site owners WordPress platform is the top choice, but it's your decision! Only you know how much time in your busy day you have to spend mastering the harder complex systems.