— a small modular CMS, user friendly and easy to install

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Hello and Welcome

If you are looking for a simple way to build great websites, you have come to the right place.


is a fast, small, easy-to-use and easy-to-install, modular Content Management System (CMS) that works without a database.

It is free Open Source Software under the GPL3 License, developed by an active, helpful community.

It runs on practically the most basic of Internet servers. Just PHP 4.3 or higher is required.

However, CMSimple_XH is conceived as a one administrator system. That's why we could keep it small and simple. It is not a system were many persons should edit different pages of the same website simultaneously.

You can nevertheless share the work on your website with others (as we do on this site), for instance with the help of a plugin which lets only one person edit the text at a time.

Plugins can do almost anything with CMSimple_XH. Thus you can tailor the system to your needs without being burdened by stuff you don't need.

Why CMSimple_XH?

A unique feature of CMSimple_XH is that the text of the whole website is stored in a single file. Images, videos, audio and plugin functions are referenced and stored in their respective folders. This makes CMSimple_XH easy to install, backup or migrate to another domain.

The system is straightforward to operate: just log in and write directly into your pages with the on-line editor. No complex backend like in other CMSs that administer permissions for many authors etc.

The Name

This CMS was started in Denmark as "CMSimple" around the turn of the millennium. When development slowed down after its peak popularity in 2006, a group of programmers took up this little gem and continued developing it under the name CMSimple_XH.