Never settle for so-called “self-written” CMS. It can be used only in one case: if you write it by yourself. Also, you can’t build your website using HTML, because it will restrict your possibilities.
Paid or free CMS?
The answer is obvious: use the free platform, if it’s possible. Agree to a paid CMS only when the functionality of the free product doesn’t meet the needs of your project.
Sellers of commercial CMS may try to convince you to buy a product using such arguments:
– “Our team has developed the most functional and secure CMS in the history. Only for blah blah $…” Sounds interesting and professional, but are you sure that this company won’t disappear in the next three months?
– “Anyone can hack your website with free CMS, because it has the open source.” This is a myth. Everything can be hacked, regardless of whether it is free or not.
– “Search engines will always give more traffic to the websites based on paid CMS, and free CMS are viewed with suspicion.” This is a myth.
Every CMS can be classified as suitable or unsuitable for your project. At the same time, both groups included both paid and free CMS.
The choice is yours!