Exsite Webware

3.4.6 GPL (GNU General Public License)    
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Exsite Webware is an operating system for your website.




Exsite Webware is an operating system for your website. The project provides a core framework for managing templates, content, HTTP I/O, databases, and dynamic content web applications.

A base set of applications is included with the main distribution, including a flexible website editor, database manager, simple login account manager, and a search tool.

Here are some key features of "Exsite Webware":

Web Design Features

Flexible templating system, with multiple content zones per page
Content versioning means all your changes are archived, and you can roll back at any time
Web pages are written out as conventional, search-engine-friendly .html files
Template inheritance makes it easy to spin-off new templates based partially on old ones, or share templates between sites
Online libraries for shareable images, clip-art, documents, etc
Separation of design elements from content elements, with access controls for each
Automatic menu and sitemap construction
Polymorphic content model makes it easy to swap images for text for documents, and so on
Web-based content management makes internet collaborations much easier
WYSIWYG editing for simple updates; raw HTML mode for fine-tuning
CSS editing

IT Features

Highly portable toolkit based on the most common open standards
No browser plug-ins or client-side software required
Works on Windows, Mac, Linux, and other OSes
Works on a standard LAMP (Linux-Apache-MySQL-Perl/PHP) webserving configuration
Highly scalable
Runs any number of websites with shared services simultaneously
Static content results in static, conventional files, reducing server load
Runs in easy-to-configure CGI mode, or high-performance Mod_perl mode
Plug-and-play web application installation
Configurable logs and audit trails
Server management plug-ins available (eg. Email, DNS)
Simple site creation and administration tools simplify web managment in large organizations
Flexible licensing and support options

Web Developer Features

OSS licensing
Perl, MySQL core system
Compatible with all client-side programming languages
PHP, ASP compatible
Plug-in architecture for extensions, which can be developed in Perl or other languages
Many plug-ins available for common website functions
Flexible database drivers can be reprogrammed to work with nearly any data storage system
API for simplified web database programming using the core ExSite tools
Separately licensed plug-ins allow means application developers are not bound to the base package's license
Last updated on April 3rd, 2008
Exsite Webware

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