What is Umbraco?
Umbraco is built using the Microsoft ASP.NET framework and it is a very popular CMS in Denmark. This platform is acknowledged for its flexibility to run anything from small and simple websites to complex applications. Over 500,000 websites use Umbraco right now.
Technical knowledge needed
Umbraco probably requires advanced technical skills for the setup process, so you will probably need experienced developers to help you. The interface is quite intuitive and easy to use, after you finished to configure it.
Ability to customize
As an open-source CMS, Umbraco relies on a large community of developers who are continuously improving the CMS with new features, new modules, and extensions. Umbraco offers endless possibilities in regards to customization. The CMS has ~300 free extensions, plug-ins, and tools. This is, of course, a lower number of extensions compared to bigger competitors such as WordPress.
Just like other big CMSs, this CMS has the capability to handle any number of visitors and the number of pages or products. It is also capable of user migration from other CMSs.
The people behind Umbraco does offer a premium and quite expensive support, for your internal IT-department. However, most companies choose agencies to handle any issues on the website. Umbraco relies on a community with 220,000 active users, which makes it one of the most active communities.
Umbraco’s performance depends on how the website is coded and the number of features. The more features there are, the heavier the website is, the less performant it is.
Umbraco handles automated/brute force attacks by offering some features as strong passwords, locking the account after certain tries or even blocking certain IPs. Umbraco’s security also includes SQL parameters and it handles cross-site scripting. As with any other CMSs in its class, the person who administrates it may influence the level of security.
It uses technologies such as C#, ASP.NET and Azure SQL. The diagram bellow asserts that 11.1% of all websites whose server-side programming language we know use ASP.NET. It is the second most used programming language, so there are quite a few developers who can work easily with the platform.
Umbraco is free to use and you can rely on the documentation and community for support, just like Drupal. To have access to the Umbraco Support Team and more features, it offers 2 types of premium plans from 4,200€ / year for the Professional plan and a quota-based plan for the Enterprise plan.
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