I have a very simple website complemented by a database (MySQL) with a couple of tables which are used in the website to render some pages. For ease of talk, this website simply lists a set of products.

Providing a CMS is outside of the scope of this project. What I do need however is a very simple database management system where the user, without much computer experience can manipulate the products (insert, delete and update). Note that we also support photos (each product has a thumbnail and 0 or more photos shown in a slideshow).

So there is no need to have a CMS where the user can change the HTML parts, just the products themselves (price, title, description, photo....).

Authentication and authorization is a nice to have but not required.

Does anyone know if such a simple product exists?

Hosting should be compatible with an expected LAMP configuration. Furthermore, free of charge and opensource is preferred.


  • 1
    Price? PHP/Ruby/...? Please edit your question – user416 Mar 17 '15 at 9:42
  • 1
    Most hosters have phpMyAdmin pre-installed on the server. You might wish to check whether that's already sufficient for your needs. – Izzy Mar 17 '15 at 12:35
  • "There is no need to ..", BUT could the user change everything in the database, or do you want to configure your solution to only allow him access to certain tables, even columns? – Mawg says reinstate Monica Mar 17 '15 at 12:49
  • If you use PHP & CodeIgniter than you really can't beat grocerycrud.com - but I can't post that as an answer, because your question has so little detail. – Mawg says reinstate Monica Mar 17 '15 at 12:50

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.