Lanius CMS

Lanius CMS is a light-weight content management system (CMS) with one of the broadest host compatibilities and best performances around. It is a CMS that does not need third party databases (although it supports almost any of them) since it can be installed using the Gladius DB flat file database, it is ideal for those hosts that do not have for example MySQL provided by default (e.g. free hosting sites). It is perfect for those of us that only want to run small websites and is easily backed up with its own sql file. Read as many articles as you can to get a full feel of what Lanius CMS is all about. Lanius CMS is open source and available to everybody for free!

Lanius CMS applications

Lanius CMS can be used for personal websites and also commercial applications, here is an example of possible Lanius CMS applications:

  • Personal or family homepages
  • Community-based portals
  • Magazines and newspapers
  • Non-profit and organizational websites
  • School and church websites
  • Corporate intranets and extranets
  • Corporate websites or portals
  • Government applications

Common tasks

The standard Lanius CMS package is very easy to install and does not require any programming skill. Once installed, it will be very simple to perform the most common tasks like adding or editing content, managing photos or file downloads etc. The simple web-based interface will allow to add new press releases or news items, manage staff pages, job listings, product images, and create an unlimited amount of sections or content pages on your site.

Lanius CMS community

If you find you are experiencing troubles with using Lanius CMS you can benefit from an ever-growing active community of friendly users and developers with plenty of support for newbies.

Lanius CMS topmost features are:

  • security
  • speed
  • ease of use
  • flexibility
  • ease of customization


The CMS has a tight security layer and strict PHP coding policy that grants top security in all client/server operations. New modules, components and drabots are always verified for security and certified by the Lanius CMS Team.

Multiple databases support

The CMS can run with any database system (see list below) thanks to adoDB lite; if you do not have any professional database system, the Gladius DB system is embedded and always available for simple text-based flatfile database support. An extremely important feature on limited hosts where a professional database system would cost more money.

  • Gladius DB
  • MySQL
  • Frontbase
  • MaxDB
  • miniSQL
  • MSSQL Pro
  • MySQLi
  • MySQLt
  • PostgresSQL
  • PostgresSQL64
  • PostgresSQL7
  • SQLite
  • Sybase

Works anywhere

Lanius CMS has particular significance for limited/shared hostings and for PHP hosts where some functions are disabled; Lanius CMS will work on any PHP4.3+ installation and will always take advantage of PHP4/PHP5 libraries where available.

Users hierarchy

Lanius CMS has a hierarchical diversification of its users which takes in account the role of each; the pyramid starts with the Administrator and goes down till the simple website visitor, allowing a full customization of each user level's services and access.

W3C standards compliance

Lanius CMS output pages are W3C standards compliant (this statement will be true before version 1.0), allowing the widest users range compatibility.

Multi language

The user language will be automatically recognized and each page will be correctly served in the correct language. All content can also be made multi-language (this statement will be true before version 1.0).

Highly customizable

Creating your own add-on is a matter of minutes! Read our Tutorials and learn how to do it yourself. Your PHP code can be easily packed in Installation packages and delivered worldwide! Each add-on can be customized in its own style through the usage of CSS stylesheets.

Full backup and restore

Lanius CMS can be fully backed up and restored, both files and database, and downloaded locally using the TarBackup feature, stored safely and are then ready to upload and restore when needed.


Lanius CMS can contain any number of subsites and each subsite will not replicate the CMS files wasting your available space! Child subsites can be fully customized and assigned to different managers.

Lanius CMS availability

Lanius CMS is free, open, and available to all under the GPL license


Native Language:English
Open Source License:Creative Commons license