Umbraco is a Content Management System, a tool to make it easier for Website Editors to update and maintain their website by enabling then to change the written copy and images and video without having to understand complex programming languages.
Umbraco is called Open Source software because the underlying program code is free and open for everyone to download and change. This makes it possible for anyone to build features and fix bugs in Umbraco, which improves the safety and security of the platform immensely. That being said, the Umbraco CMS is developed and supported by the Umbraco HQ corporation, a team of 60 highly engaged developers, software architects and support engineers, who provide paid support plans for Umbraco.
Umbraco is built using a suite of well established Microsoft technologies including Microsoft .NET and SQL Server, all Enterprise grade software used by hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide.
The core Umbraco CMS is free to download and use for any website, it is free and Open Source. There are also many hundreds of add-on packages that have been written by the community which extend the functionality of Umbraco.
Umbraco are completely committed to the Open Source model for the core Content Management System, and have always maintain that the CMS will remain free forever.
This means that a large proportion of the Total Cost of Ownership of a website is substantially reduced, making it a tool well suited to business, academia and the not-for-profit sector.
Alongside the free…