In Search of Free Web Hosting

Nov 3, 2011 by QR | Tags web_hosting

It been awhile since I last wrote, but something got me wondering. What if you want to start with a self-hosted Wordpress blog, but at the same time don't want to spend a dime on web hosting. Are there viable offers out there? Or is it mission impossible?

In the weeks ahead I'll try to find a couple of good free web hosts that are good enough (PHP, MySQL) to host a Wordpress blog. Let's see if I can come up with something.

CMSMS hosting

May 9, 2011 by QR | Tags web_hosting, cmsms, general is based on CMS Made Simple, a lightweight, yet powerful, yet easily manageable CMS. Since the very dawn of QuantumRealms I've been searching for a web host that actually supports CMSMS hosting.

Today I found it - Arvixe. QuantumRealms  is not affiliated with it in any way, this is a mere recommendation for those still looking for the best web hosting.

Visit their website to find out more:

Open Source CMS Market Share Report 2010 released

Dec 14, 2010 by QR | Tags cms, reports, open_source

The digital agency water&stone released it's newest white paper called 2010 Open Source CMS Market Share Report. The report analyses 20 top content management systems including Alfresco WCM, CMSMadeSimple, Concrete5, DotNetNuke, Drupal, e107, eZ Publish, Joomla!, Liferay, MODx, Movable Type, OpenCMS, Plone, SilverStripe, Textpattern, Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware, Typo3, Umbraco, WordPress and Xoops, focusing primarly on brand strength and market share.

The paper concludes that the big three - WordPress, Joomla! and Drupal - are still uncontested when it comes to brand strength and market share. Particularly WordPress has had a strong year and has now taken a lead in brand strength.

It is suggested that the next big thing might be either Concrete5 or Umbraco.

The water&stone whitepaper can be downloaded here:


PacktPub Open Source Awards 2010

Nov 25, 2010 by QR | Tags cmsms, cms, wordpress, open_source_awards, pimcore

PacktPub recently announced the winners of their annual Open Source Awards. As it reads on their homepage, "the Open Source Awards is a contest that aims to encourage, support, recognize and reward Open Source projects". People were able to nominate applications in the following categories (amongst others): Open Source CMS, Hall of Fame CMS and Most Promising Open Source Project.

The winners are listed below:

Open Source CMS - CMS Made Simple

Hall of Fame CMS - Wordpress

Most Promising Open Source Project - Pimcore

CMSMS 1.9 released

Nov 8, 2010 by QR | Tags cmsms, cms

The development team behind CMSMS announced the release of CMS Made Simple 1.9. Although the last release was 1.8.3, major new features made it to the new release. The most important ones in my opinion are as follows:

  • fully customizable URLs
  • the News Module now also supports fully customizable URLs
  • major MenuManager performance increase
  • jQuery support

Considering that the work on CMSMS 2.0 has taken already 2 years and is still ongoing, this release got a very warm welcome from the user base.


Online Joomla template editor

May 6, 2010 by QR | Tags web_applications, templates, joomla makes it possible - now you can edit your Joomla templates online. You can now manage, store and edit your templates online, wherever you are.

The editor itself looks like a typical WYSIWYG editor. You just need to click on the element you want to modify and a set of options appears on the left toolbar. It's pretty straightforward.

No install or download is needed as the template editor is a web application. Excellent export options make this worth a try.

Choosing the right CMS

May 3, 2010 by QR | Tags joomla, wordpress, cms

What CMS should I use? This is a question I have asked myself many times, as I maintain several other websites besides