When considering an open source .net cms for ASP.NET content management system, there are few options to choose from. Unlike with LAMP stack (Linux Apache MySQL PHP), you do not have a large pool of options to choose from. However, there are a good number of well tested content management systems built on the Microsoft .NET platform available to you and we’ll give you a brief overview of them in this article. It’s worth noting that regardless of the one you choose to go with, they all can be hosted and supported on any of our ASP.NET Hosting plans.
First of all, you’ve got the big kahuna DotNetNuke. It’s at the top of the list. It’s an open source platform and ideal for creating and managing websites on the Microsoft .NET Platform.
Next, you’ve got Umbraco written in C# for the .NET Platform. It gives you a lot of flexibility coupled with a very user-friendly interface that makes it a breeze to learn and use.
mojoPortal is another open source cms net that is worth mentioning. The developer community supporting it is very active and strong with regular updates. It’s free of course plus for a small fee you can get add-ons and plugins to enhance your website.
Composite C1 is not to be out done. What started out an paid software is now available under open source license thus making it free for your use. It’s ideal of the hard core developer looking for a feature rich open source .net cms.
You can also consider Orchard CMS which is supported and promoted by Microsoft itself. The Orchard Project has striving community with seasoned developers affiliated with Microsoft Corporation. They work on developing many components, add-ons, plugins and scripts that are open for all to use. It’s packed with a lot of back-end and front-end thus making it a force to reckon with in the open source .net cms realm.
Lastly, you’ve got the Sitefinity CMS which is another good open source .net cms that is available for free as well as paid license. Thousands of government, corporate and international organization’s websites are running on Sitefinity. It’s proven, well tested and actively supported.
Regardless of the open source .net cms you decide to go with, all of them can be deployed on any of our ASP.NET Hosting plans which supports the latest .NET framework technologies, Microsoft SQL Server, MS Access and MySQL 5 database. Most importantly, our technical support team has over 10 years extensive experience in supporting open source .net cms as such you can be rest assured of professional support 24/7/365!