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Content Management System HostCMS.Free

The main difference between HostCMS.Free and other majority free content management systems is that HostCMS has a focus on online stores, corporate and content projects.

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Upload and unzip it into your web-root folder, e.g. 'public_html'.

Content Management System HostCMS.Free
  • Version: HostCMS.Free 7.0.2
  • Date: 27 Jun, 2022
  • Lifetime License
  • Open Source
  • Multisiting 2 sites
  • Language: English

Quick Installation

Quick installation on hosting is carried out by means of the install.php file.

Upload the install.php file into the root directory of the website then open http://your_website/install.php, having replaced [your_website] with the address of your site. Then follow instructions.

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More functional editions: My site, Small Business, Business, Corporation.

Terms of use

According to cl. 3.3 of the license agreement the free edition Software user is obliged to publish on each website working with use of the Software, an active and visible hyperlink to the software company website

Multisite Management

Unlike competitors HostCMS gives an opportunity to create different sites on various domains (including subdomains) controlled by one copy of the system. The free edition supports to 2 websites controlled by one copy of management system.

Editions Corporation, Business and Small Business support unlimited number of websites.

Content Management System HostCMS
Responsive HostCMS template

Design templates for HostCMS with automated installation

Responsive template allows websites to display correctly in browsers on any device — phone, tablet, laptop or PC. Responsive template render styles differently depending on the browser size or device screen size.

You can choose a design template in the process of installation or in the installed management system. It allows making site with different designs automatically.

The installation wizard asks the basic data, for example, the company name, the logo, the motto, the telephone number which are recorded into the template immediately allowing receiving a ready site. After that you should just place information about your services and goods on the site.

The modules included in the edition

Information Systems

A universal module allowing placing various sections: a newsline, articles, vacancies, portfolios, glossaries, photo galleries, FAQ, Guest Books and others. SEO friendly.

Online Shop

It organizes an unlimited number of shops at each site. Sale of usual and digital products. Various payment systems. Unlimited categories, products and manufacturers. SEO friendly.

Pages and Documents

They are used for placement of different pages of the site. A version history with information about the date of editing and the user allows switching quickly to previous versions of the document.

Site Structure

Organizes site structure hierarchy and management of meta tags <title&gt, <description> and <keywords> are a good basis for SEO-friendly site architecture.

Backend Users

It controls users of the backend – administrators, content managers and so on.


How many times users accidentally deleted wrong news or a page? The problem is solved now by new trash module.

System Updates

System automatically checks for updates and applies any updates that allows upgrading with new modules and solutions. This means you will always be using the latest version of the system.

Analysis of search promotion

It allows analyzing the dynamics of site promotion.

SQL queries

Designed for executing SQL queries. A textarea or a loaded file can be a source of SQL-queries.


Prepares a text in accordance with the rules of screen typography. Typographed text looks much cleaner and it is a pleasure to read it.


It controls sites, domains, and their options.


User-friendly interface for editing news, articles, etc.


The united authorization mechanism for authorization of all sites, a multi-user operation mode. A centralized system error logging.

System Installer

Makes quick installation and the original adjustment of the management system.


Contains list of tags used in the CMS for construction of a tag cloud.


It controls templates, their hierarchy and CSS styles.

XSL Templates

Thanks to separation of structured data (XML) and their presentation (XSL) the system gives flexible opportunities of integration dynamic blocks.

IP addresses

Manage visitor access to website from certain IP.

Backend Forms

It controls forms of the backend, their fields and actions. Allows making forms for own modules.


They are used for setting external parameter of the core and modules.

Sample Dynamic Pages

They simplify work of the site administrator for organizing dynamic sections.


It controls the module architecture of the system.

The modules are not included in the edition


Adding search functionality to site. Morphological search is available. Supports external search engines, e.g. Sphinx.


HostCMS has a built-in system of communication with the Support team.


Backup files and the database.


A form constructor allows building forms of various levels of complexity. Filled-in forms are sent by e-mail to a form supervisor and become available through the backend.


It designed for placing collections of content items, e.g. to specify the options of products in online shop.

Page Compression

Compresses the site pages transmitted to visitors speeding up site loading. Union, minify and compress CSS and Javascript.


Caching systems significantly reduce the load of the server and time of page generation speeding up page loading.

Event Journal

Allows controlling operation of the content management system and logging in the backend.


Organizes displaying advertising blocks on pages of the site. Support graphic formats, HTML-banners, Flash-banners, and pop-up windows.

Frontend Users

Operates registered frontend users, organizes a customer account of a user. Allows creating closed sections of the site with restricted access and differentiates user access to sections of the site.

Website Statistics

Easy-to-use counter with various diagrams and a user-friendly presentations. Module shows the number of visitors, hosts, hits and crawlers. Visitor statistic per day, week, month and year.


Chat between frontend users.


Holding discussions on the site. Creation of forums with closed user groups. Support of smiles and BB-codes.


Allows webmasters to create multiple polls on their sites. Supports random displaying an enquiry.

File Manager

Files and folders management on the server.

Mailing Lists

Organization of sending a newsletters to multiple groups of subscribers.


Registration requests (e-mail, website), monitoring response time. Automated answer system based on the text of the request.