Frequently Asked Questions

Some questions that we get asked on a regular basis:

Q: Why do I need a Content Management System?
A:
Because it makes it easy to make changes to your site, without needing to know any HTML or have any design skills.

Q: Do I have to know any programming languages to use your product?
A:
No, Mantis is powerful but easy to use.

Q: Is there any software I have to install?
A:
No. Mantis is a web based application, which means you can access it from anywhere that has a web browser and internet connection. There is no software to install or update.

Q: Does it work on Mac?
A:
Yes. Mantis works on all computer platforms and with all web browsers.

Q: What does WYSIWYG stand for?
A:
WYSIWYG stands for What You See Is What You Get. This means that while you are editing the site it will look just as it will when published.

Q: Can I host Mantis myself?
A: Yes, however it is more costly. Mantis is a centralized engine and is always being improved upon and upgraded to bring you the latest features. It's possible to host elsewhere but installation and maintenance can make it more expensive; therefore we recommend hosting with us.

Q: Do you offer any discounts for Charities or Not For Profits?
A:
Yes. For more information about the work with do with Not For Profits contact us here.

Q: What are the cost benefits of a Mantis CMS compared to a static site?
A:
The benefits of a Mantis site with respect to convenience and cost saving are significant over time. In fact, the Mantis system is comparable in cost to a regular "static" web site with about ten static pages.

Q: Can I enter the content myself?
A:
Yes, Mantis gives you total control of your website. You can enter additional content yourself (create an unlimited number of pages and content pieces at no extra charge).

Q: Are there any long-term commitments?
A:
No, there are no long-term commitments and you can discontinue your service at any time.

Q: Is my website secure using Mantis?
A:
Yes. Mantis is hosted on c7 Hosting (www.c7hosting.com ) advanced Cluster Hosting technology. Mantis also allows for User name/Password protection for any web content that you wish to restrict.

Q: How many pages can I make with my Mantis site?
A:
Once your site is up and running you can create an unlimited number of pages.

Q: What is the difference between Mantis CMS and Open Source CMS products?
A:
 Open source is a set of principles and practices on how to write software. The upside is the source code is openly available. The downside however is revealed in two areas: First, the technical support for open source software generally relies on 3rd party support providers who are not directly responsible for the code and have little access to development teams if a need arises.

The second area of concern is unlike traditional software platforms, open source code is developed and reviewed in a less formal process which can lead to compliance issues with standards, security and technologies.

Q: What does CMS stand for?
A:
 CMS stands for Content Management System. This means that you are able to edit/manage the content of your website yourself.

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