Top 10 Content Management Systems Used Today

According to Netcraft’s June 2018 Web Server Survey, there are over 1.6 billion websites today. It was exactly 1,630,322,579 in May 2018, a decline from 1,805,260,010 in January, as estimated by Netcraft. The decline is due to the fact that some domains were shut down by their owners or domain registrars. Despite the shutdown of domains, roughly 500 websites, according to various surveys, are created every single minute today.

The point here is that the number of websites on the Internet space is incredibly large already, and it’s getting larger and larger all the time.

This boosts the use of today’s popular Content Management Systems (CMS) as creating a website using a CMS makes it faster, easier and more efficient. If you want to create a working website, but don’t have any programming knowledge, then a CMS would be appropriate for you.

Let’s learn about 10 of the most popular CMS used in the world today.

1. WordPress

WordPress tops the list of popular CMS with 60.0% CMS market share. Over 30% of all websites use WordPress.

WordPress has probably the most user-friendly dashboard and interface. It’s easy to use and there are plenty of themes to achieve the desired look and plugins to add functionality to your website.

2. Joomla

With 5.9% CMS market share, Joomla comes second on the list of top 10 CMS. Slightly over 3% of all websites run on Joomla platform.

Joomla CMS is easy to install, but it’s a bit more complex than the simplest WordPress. The comprehensive navigation system of Joomla allows to easily manage a complex website that has a ton of sub-pages. The advanced admin panel is another prominent feature of Joomla.

3. Drupal

Drupal follows Joomla on the list with nearly 4% CMS market share. 2% of all websites in the world run on Drupal.

Drupal includes features like Advanced menu management, Polls management, Graphics modification tool, Users management and a lot more.

It allows to create and manage many types of content like text, videos, podcasts, blogs, polls, statistics etc.

4. Squarespace

According to, Squarespace has 2.4% CMS market share. 1.3% of all websites have been built on Squarespace platform.

Their stand-out feature lies in their tagline – “Build It Beautiful”. They offer beautiful templates and the beauty extends to their backend as well.

Squarespace however has a disadvantage if compared to WordPress as from small companies to large corporations WordPress is for all, but Squarespace isn’t.

5. Shopify

With 2.3% CMS market share, Shopify secures the 5th position on the list of 10 of the most popular CMS used today.

1.2% of all websites run on Shopify CMS platform.

Shopify is a hosted eCommerce solution that is useful for business owners who want to run a multi-produce eCommerce store with inventory, customer records, marketing tools etc. For people who only sell a single product on their website or blog, Shopify might not be the right choice.

6. Magento

Magento has exactly 2.0% CMS market share, and 1.1% of all websites on earth run on Magento.

With host of powerful tools for building and managing an eCommerce store, Magento happens to be one of the most robust, flexible and secure open source platforms.

However, the heavily layered and complex coding structure makes this eCommerce CMS slow, thus requiring a high-speed dedicated server for the smooth running of the e-store.

7. Wix

As per the latest report, Wix covers 1.6% CMS market share, and 0.9% of all websites have been built on Wix.

Wix is a popular website builder and has established itself as a large word-of-mouth brand.

Their simple drag-and-drop feature makes the platform an exciting prospect for those who blog as a hobby and budding web designers, but for hardcore business professionals who take effective marketing and branding into consideration while creating their website, Wix is certainly not the option.

8. Blogger

Blogger covers almost 1.5% CMS market share, and 0.8% of all websites use this platform.

It is Google’s own free website builder that requires no coding knowledge.

People use it to create basic blogs (with very limited functionality/widgets/plugins) for free. It’s clearly not for professional bloggers.

9. PrestaShop

There’s always been a close competition between Blogger and PrestaShop, and the latest report shows the exact same figures for PresaShop as for Blogger, which means the same 1.5% CMS market share and 0.8% usage worldwide.

When you talk about inexpensive online shopping carts, PrestaShop surely deserves a lot of attention. It’s been useful for many small start-ups.

If you’re considering a lighter, simpler and less expensive version of Magento, you may give PrestaShop a try, but show some courage to bear with their bugs and low efficiency rate.

10. TYPO3

With 1.4% CMS market share, TYPO3 sits at the bottom on the list. 0.7% of all websites use this platform.

It’s a versatile CMS that can create a simple website and a complex portal with all kinds of functionalities, but the pitfall is that it takes a lot of careful learning. Low efficiency and high demands on server resources are the other flaws.

There are plenty of other content management systems out there, but their use is very limited, so we prefer leaving them. SEO Extent is a full-service digital agency that has expert design and marketing professionals who specialize in Web design in the top CMS, and SEO for websites built on any of the most popular CMS discussed above.

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