While WordPress continues to be the most popular blogging and content management platform, many users and administrators are finding that other products suit their needs more precisely. For example, the similarly PHP-based Concrete 5 content management system has been making waves recently, as many are finding it an intuitive and straightforward answer to the problem of organizing and displaying content on the web. Free for use by all, the CMS boasts a strong and growing community of developers and users, and web hosting for Concrete 5 is becoming increasingly easy to find, as well.
With such a focus on ease-of-use and simplicity, it’s natural that the product would attract people who would appreciate similar traits in their web hosts. Successful purveyors of Concrete 5 hosting plans recognize this and seek to remove the usual obstacles to getting set up with appropriate hosting products.
They do so, first of all, by ensuring that each of the products they offer is equipped with everything needed to run a useful Concrete 5 installation. This means setting every account up with the necessary database and email system access, as well as pre-configuring Concrete 5 itself with the credentials needed to make use of these with no intervention from new users. Most such offerings, then, are truly “turn-key” ready, as all that users need to do after getting signed up is to log into the system to begin uploading content.
Most providers stick to the traditional product differentiation techniques, typically offering a variety of hosting plans which vary as to bandwidth allotments and other consumables. For many users, a low-end plan with a single database and a limited number of email mailboxes will suffice, especially as these can normally be upgraded quite simply as needs require. Businesses may be inclined toward plans which offer a number of databases from the beginning, so that teams within a company can each have their own Concrete 5 installations for use for collaboration and other needs. Would-be resellers are often accommodated, too, as many providers put together plans targeted at these individuals which will allow them to set up and charge their own clients for sharing them.