One of the primary benefits of LunpaCMS over other website frameworks, such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, et cetera, is that it is maintained on a per server basis, not a per client basis. Thus, on a server running multiple websites using LunpaCMS, any security fixes, feature upgrades, or other augmentations are seamlessly incorporated into all the websites on the server. This is not the case with alternate frameworks, where any package update needs to be installed for each specific website; and the person doing those upgrades is the client alone, not performed in the background by the software designer.
Unlike alternate frameworks, LunpaCMS’ server-side maintenance helps to build larger feature-sets for all client websites running on the server. To elaborate this point: “Website A” desires a particular feature added to a LunpaCMS manager, so when this feature is developed into a LunpaCMS manager, it becomes available to “Website A” and all the other websites running on the server; “Website B” then suggests a feature, which is developed into LunpaCMS, and again benefits all the websites running on the server.
While there is the opportunity and development towards communal feature-sets that improve LunpaCMS as a whole, the design of LunpaCMS is such that it also allows for feature development to be website specific. Unique website specific feature-sets allow for the creative construction and flair that can draw people into your website’s content. Yet LunpaCMS is designed a way that these unique designs and directions do not obstruct the regular server-side maintenance occurring in the background.
Alternate frameworks cannot say the same. Were you to use an alternate framework, utilize a particular extension, and augment either (or both) to suit your design needs, you would not be able to upgrade your website with the alternate framework (or extension) security patches that regularly come out, as they would overwrite any of the changes you had implemented. If you do not install the security patches, your website becomes more and more vulnerable to attack. So, when a web designer is pushing you to use an alternate framework and insisting that they can massage the code to suit your needs, that designer is leading you down a primrose path that leads to a security disaster and a nightmare of expense cleaning up the resulting mess.
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About Lunpa, our mascot. Her mother was a hamster and her father was an ill-tempered Chilean M00se. Oddly, neither smelt of elderberries.
The artist is Jennifer Lomax.