Top 5 Most Popular CMS Platforms Of 2021 for eCommerce Business

by Sefali Warner Business Analyst

The right Content Management System provides a great way to produce right traffic. However, for startups, SMEs, and large enterprises, it will be beneficial if they pick the best CMS platforms for website development in 2021. 

Before jumping into the globe of CMS website development, let’s first read a few stats related to Content Management Systems.

 Do You Know?

  • 39% of the websites do not use the CMS that we monitor.

  • In 2019, the worldwide web content management market produced a revenue of $5894.8 million and is anticipated to raise at 18.4% during 2020-2030. (P & S Intelligence report)

  • WordPress used by 33.8%, Joomla used by 1.9%, and Drupal used by 1.9% of all websites, respectively.


Source: W3 Techs

Content Management System

CMS or Content Management System helps in handling the website. By using this platform businesses can simply edit, delete, and update the content. Moreover, the platforms also allow users to modify, manage, publish, the content on the websites or web pages.

CMS provides the simplest way to manage content with no prior technical knowledge. The working of the CMS web development is also simple as it includes GUI (graphical user interface) design styles, manipulation of database data, and template files.

If while using the CMS you are facing difficulty, then you can hire experienced CMS developers to make your work easy and manageable.   

Which Are The Most Famous CMS For Web Development?

Various content management system platforms present in the market and picking the right one for your enterprise is like finding a needle in the grass ground. So, to help you in finding the best CMS platform here I have listed the top 5 CMS platforms 2021.

  1. WordPress 

WordPress is one of the best CMS platforms mainly used to edit, write, and publish website content. WordPress is accessible in 68 languages. Based on PHP and MySQL, it proffers different tools to help startups, SMEs, and large enterprises in making videos, content, and images for websites or blogs. With 98.0% user satisfaction, it became one of the most popular CRMs.

35.0% of the internet is supported by the most popular CMS platform known by the name of WordPress. 

However, it's probably the simplest and most robust blogging and website content management system (CMS)  with a 60.6% market share.

WordPress Key Features

  • Supports large videos and HD photos. 

  • Numerous top-level content creation tools 

  • Great collection of third-party themes for all industrial verticals 

  • Customizable designs with the built-in visual builder 

  • Accessibility Mode for Widgets

 Pros and Cons

WordPress Pros

WordPress Cons

Great and supportive community


 functions require additional extensions

SEO-friendly URL and content

Plugins have security gaps

No coding skills required

Minimal stability and performance capability (high traffic)

Content in XML format

Require domain name and hosting

WordPress Monthly Pricing 

Personal- $4/month

Premium- $8/month

Business- $25/ month

eCommerce- $45/month 

  1. Drupal  

Drupal is another most popular CMS platform; its website nearly holds 2.9% of the overall CMS market share. Drupal is ready to use CMS tools for website development. This software supports newsletters, content management, podcasts, collaborative authoring, file uploads/downloads, image galleries, peer-to-peer networking and so on. 

Drupal Key Features

Pros and Cons

Drupal Pros

Drupal Cons

Small software core

Complex configuration due to bad backend compatibility

A broad selection of predefined configurations and extension modules 

Need extra installations

Forms new roles & specify their permission

Inadequacy of High-quality design

Simple user management

Module installation possible via FTP

Drupal Monthly Pricing  


Excellent Drupal hosting starts from $2.99 per month with A2 hosting

  1. Joomla 

Joomla is the third most popular open-source CMS platform/web development platform which is designed for publishing web content. 2.5+ million websites running on the Joomla platform and this number is continuously rising. Joomla offers a modern user management system and is built with different series of elements and modules. This CMS offers single-click installation, which ultimately allows you to run a site in just a few minutes.

Well, sometimes running websites on CMS platforms cause different errors, to fix such things you can hire CMS developers as this will not only help you fix the errors but will also support you in building a unique presence in the market. 

Joomla key features

  • Support multilingual and offer  flexibility

  • Allows using different templates for different pages

  • Banner and content management

  • Require additional extensions and plugins

Pros and Cons

Joomla Pros

Joomla Cons

Simple installations & configuration effort

Unequal rights management

User-friendly template creation

Good extensions can be expensive

Large community support

Sometimes complex issue occurs

A broad range of extensions and designs

Extensions require manual implementation

Joomla Annually Pricing

Personal - starts $99/year

Business- starts at $199.0/year

Agency- starts at $399.0/year

  1. Shopify

Shopify is one of the top open-source content management systems in the world. It helps in developing the interactive, intuitive, and robust eCommerce stores and includes different extensions and functionality on the website. This CMS web development platform offers businesses app integrations functionality and features that ultimately help you in integrating the store to mobile applications. 

Shopify Key Features

Pros and Cons

Shopify Pros

Shopify Cons

Superb loading speed


Simple to set up and use

Customization limited to theme

Robust marketing tools

No B2B capabilities 

High-level security & reliability

Additional transaction fees for external gateways

Shopify Monthly Pricing 

Basic- Starts from $29/month 

Upgraded- $299/month

  1. Magento  

Magento is one of the very famous open-source eCommerce platforms. It offers robust marketing, search engine optimization (SEO), and catalog-management tools. Magento has a 6% of market share among all other CMS platforms. By utilizing a single click installation method small, moderate, and large enterprises can simply install this platform.

Magento Key Features

Magneto Monthly Pricing

Unmanaged hosting- starts from $10/month to $250/month 

Managed hosting- starts from $190/month


Here I have listed the top 5 most popular CMS platforms of 2021; these platforms will support small, moderate, and large level enterprises in expanding their businesses across the world. So now you can pick your choice of web development platform for your website management.


Well, using the right CMS platform for web development is not enough as if you don't know the appropriate usage of the selected platform, then there will be no use in using it. This issue can be resolved, but for that, you need to hire CMS developers.

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About Sefali Warner Advanced   Business Analyst

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Joined APSense since, December 7th, 2020, From California, United States.

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