How do I choose the right software for my web application?

Web development, Saas, WordPress

Published: 05.03.2024

If you are creating your own web application, website or webshop, software is still quite an issue. Software and web development comes in different shapes and sizes. The choice therefore does not become easier. That is why in this blog we will look at how you can find the right software for your website.

Types of website software

There are three types of website software you can choose from. So you have Open Source, SaaS and low-code software. We briefly explain these below:

  • Open source software: Open Source software is most commonly used for web development. The advantage of Open Source is that a lot can be adjusted. A disadvantage to this is that you need a lot of knowledge to develop website software. An example of a well-known Open Source platform is Wordpress. Fortunately, you don't need any knowledge for this. You can have your software developed at 4BIS!
  • SaaS software: SaaS stands for Software as a Service. This involves renting certain software from a company. This can be useful for a website, but in the long run it is much cheaper to have your own software developed. In addition, personalization is a lot more difficult with SaaS software. With SaaS you also have to watch out for vendor lock-in.
  • Low code software: You can create low-code software yourself. In principle, this can be done by anyone, even if you have little knowledge about programming. With low-code software, you can develop software graphically. This means there is no need to program in code. Low-code software is a good idea for a low budget, but it does have a major downside. Usually, this software is not as extensive as Open Source software or other software that is custom developed. Low-code software is also likely to run into long-term limitations.

What do you pay attention to when choosing the right software for your website?

If you want to choose the right software for your website, there are a number of important points you should pay attention to. It is important to at least look at the following points:

  • Is the software suitable for search engines (SEO suitable)?
  • Is the software clear so that you can easily work in it? Unnecessary complexity only creates confusion.
  • Can you work well in the software?
  • Are connections possible with other options, such as e-mail, payment services, ERP and CRM?

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