The front end is the Web site itself -- what visitors see.The back end is where you go to make changes to the site.You can use it to run a portal, of course, but Mambo is much more versatile.
But it is bizarre to act as if Facebook is teaming with stranger danger.
Since the early days of live Internet broadcasts by Ringley and Amanda, the phenomenon of camming has grown to become a multibillion-dollar industry which has an average of at least 12,500 cam models online at any given time and more than 240,000 viewers at any given time.
In the Web site I set up, students are registered users, most faculty are authors, the heads of department are publishers, and there are a few specialized editors.
The back end handles the general configuration of the Web site.
A good CMS lets you divide the task of posting content among many relatively unskilled people.
The Mambo CMS, released under the GPL, is designed to handle the largest of Web sites, and, in my experience, does so admirably.
I used Mambo 4.5.2 to set up a Web site for my university.
The site is used by teachers and students to keep track of schedules, tests, and other information.
But, of course, most people will assume if there are 17,000 registered sex offenders in Georgia there are 17,000 “registered child predators.” Wrong.
We charge money because it costs us ,400 per month for bandwidth bills alone, and since we don't believe in shoving popup ads to our registered users, we try to make the money back through forum registrations.
Managing even a medium-sized Web site can be a real headache.