Ask anyone what their favorite CMS is, and you will probably hear mentions of WordPress. Sure, it is a great CMS that is flexible and customizable with its plethora of plugins that allow you to push WordPress to its limits — but is WordPress a simple script? Well, not really. Several scripts have been introduced that take simplicity an unprecedented level. A script can be termed as lightweight and simple if it contains a smaller code base, making it less prone to vulnerabilities. It is such a script that has a better performance in terms of server resources consumption — a script that ultimately takes seconds to install, understand and use.
In this post, take a look at the Top 10 most simple and lightweight scripts on the Web ranging from image gallery script, content management system and file manager.
2. GetSimple CMS -The Simplest Content Management System EVER
GetSimple CMS is an open source CMS that utilizes the speed and convenience of XML, a best-in-class UI and the easiest learning curve of any simple Content Management System out there. It has been loaded with features that every website needs, but with nothing it doesn’t. It supports a plugin system that allows you to add modules to further expand the CMS.
3. FluxBB – A fast, light, user-friendly forum application
FluxBB was designed as a lighter, faster alternative to some of the traditional feature heavy forum applications. It is easy to use and has a proven track record of stability and security making it an ideal choice of forum for your website. It supports PHP4 and PHP5 and works with MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQLLite. All pages generated by this forum application are XHTML 1.0 compliant.
4. Relay – AJAX Directory Manager
Relay is a PHP and MYSQL based file management system with upload and download capabilities. The interface is AJAX based allowing easy drag-b-drop of files and folders. It supports multiple file upload with progress bar and automatic thumbnail generation for your image and PDF files. You can setup multiple users with different accounts.
5. Task Jr – Web-based task manager
Task Jr is a lightweight PHP5 web-based task manager to help you manage your personal and professional projects effectively. You can assign due dates and priorities to your tasks and use the different views to filter important stuff first. It supports iCalendar – your tasks can be shared or subscribed to as iCal calendars.
6. IMAGIN – Flash Photo Gallery
IMAGIN is a flash photo gallery that can organize photos and create slideshows from them. It has unlimited number of albums and levels of albums-in-albums. IMAGIN works by pointing it to a folder that contains photos, everything else is automatic.
7. Shoutbox – A PHP + AJAX Shoutbox
YShout is a lightweight yet full-featured package that allows you to easily add an interactive shoutbox to your website. A shoutbox is a great tool to communicate with your visitors, and YShout allows you to chat with them in real-time. The scrit is based on PHP and powered by AJAX.
8.lwrte -Lightweight Rich Text Editor
9. Adminer – Database Management in a single file
Adminer (formerly phpMinAdmin) is a full-featured MySQL management tool written in PHP. Conversely to phpMyAdmin, it consist of a single file ready to deploy to the target server. It works with MySQL 4.1, 5.0 and 5.1 through mysqli, mysql or pdo PHP extension.
10. EZPX – Photoblog System
EZPX is a lightweight yet full featured photoblog system based on Codeigniter application framework. It was written in PHP, it’s painless to install, has an easy-to-use and clean user interface that you will love to use. And besides it provides a lot of features especially designed for photographers.