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Why we use Orchard CMS

Orchard is a powerful, open-source Content Management System that runs on the Microsoft .NET platform. We use it to create and manage most of our websites, including this one, as well as those we make for our customers.

Performance

Orchard is fast. It’s been under development for several years and its performance is constantly improved. We’ve previously worked on Orchard sites that handle more than 660,000 page views a day with modest hosting requirements. There are many options available when it comes to content and page caching to increase performance even further and give the very best experience possible to your users. Orchard uses the latest technology to ensure it’s as performant as possible, even under heavy load.

Optimized for Cloud

We use Windows Azure, the reliable, scalable and cost effective cloud hosting platform from Microsoft. Orchard CMS has been optimized to make the most of the Azure environment and can be easily scaled up or down depending on the amount of traffic your site handles. We’ve made our own improvements to Orchard to allow us to take advantage of the features of Windows Azure to offer the most robust and reliable cloud hosted CMS solution.

Open Source

Because Orchard is an open source project it’s completely transparent. We know exactly how it works and what it does. If there’s a problem we can go right into the core codebase to find out what’s going on.

A worldwide community of developers use Orchard CMS on a daily basis. This means and problems are found quickly and reported. The bugs are picked up by other Orchard developers who work on fixes and submit them to the public code repository after they’ve been reviewed by the team who looks after the project.

Regular updates are released for Orchard that include bug fixes and additional functionality.

Extensibility

We can create additional modules for Orchard that add new functionality. We can enable these modules while your site is running so there’s no downtime. We’ve already created several modules for Orchard that provide a range of great features. We also use and customize modules from the Orchard gallery, where members of the Orchard development community submit their own modules for anyone to benefit from.

We can convert any website into one that uses Orchard, or create one from scratch. Ensuring you get ultimate flexibility and peace of mind. Whether your site needs to have a blog, forums, social networking plugins or a fully fledged e-commerce platform - we can help using either one of our existing Orchard modules or by creating a bespoke one to your specifications. Contact us for more information.

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