OWT has offered content management features on websites since 1995 and these concepts and tools have evolved substantially. Now we are proud to offer our latest Content Management System (CMS) that can equip your site with so much power and yet provide easy to use and understand management tools so that you can maintain your site like a pro.
See our complete write-up of the OWT CMS in the web tools section of this site.
Currently the OWT CMS comes in two editions: Premium and Budget to match our hosting plans. As implied, the Premium edition contains more features and capabilities but the Budget edition still contains all of the core power and may be all many sites will need. It is also very easy to upgrade to Premium edition should you grow to need more features.
How It Works
The OWT CMS is a powerful tool. In almost everything great power requires great complexity. We have created the OWT CMS to minimize this complexity in so many areas. However, the tool is focused on making the management of your website as simple as possible. Design of your site usually requires some design experience. With even the simplest of sites a designer would at least need to create a couple of graphics appropriately sized.
We do not believe that using a canned template is an effective way to market your business. So many clients come to us a year after deploying a templated WordPress or other CMS site regretting that decision for a variety of reasons. We discuss this further in our web tools CMS page. Our concept, no matter which CMS you might choose, is to have our design professionals build your site and populate at least much of your content before turning the site administration over to you. This way you concentrate on your content and not the technology.
Pricing for the OWT CMS is quite simple: it is essentially free to use with the only costs being those involed with creating your site design, framework and basic content. The Premium edition requires OWT' Premium hosting and the Budget edition requires OWT's Budget hosting plan. Talk to our design professionals about how you can use this powerful tool to manage your site alllowing you to concentrate on your business and less your marketing efforts. The only costs associated with the OWT CMS are related to setup, design and any custom programming that might be needed for particular site.
Most CMS features are available in all hosting plans. The Report Manager and Commerce features are not available in Budget hosting plans.
Commerce features are available in all premium and LMS hosting plans and include:
- Shopping Cart,
- Order Management
- Credit Card or PO Ordering
- Membership Management
- Customer Relationship Management
The table below summarizes the plan required to utilize certain services.
|Plan||Commerce Features||Report Manager||LMS Features||Video Chat Features||Additional Features||Server Storage||Mailboxes Included||Pricing Starts At|
|Budget CMS Hosting||No||No||No||No||No||5 GB ||10||$250 per year|
|Premium CMS Hosting||Yes||Yes||No||No||Available ||8 GB ||10||$350 per year|
|Premium CMS Hosting||Yes||Yes||No||Available ||Available ||12 GB ||20||$450 per year|
|LMS Hosting||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Available ||8 GB ||20||$450 per year|
|LMS Hosting||Yes||Yes||Yes||Available ||Available ||12 GB ||30||$550 per year|
 Basic and very limited video chat services may be included with some plans
 Additional features are available for additional cost - ask us!
 Since the CMS/LMS software is substantial extra storage is allowed over our non-CMS plans; Special pricing is available for large databases.
We offer certain features that are in-addition to our normal hosting plans. These features are priced in packages and so are not part of our published pricing schedules. Contact us for pricing. These features include:
- Video Chat Services (plans are priced by feature and seats)
- Billing Management
- Project Management
- Custom web applications may require additional hosting costs as well
Can the OWT CMS be used with Non-Profit web sites?
Yes! See our non-profit hosting page for basic pricing but consult with an OWT design professional for complete details.