Mambo is a content management system. It stores all the website information (content) in a database. Mambo then controls which information is put on which page based on the users page selection. Mambo manages the text, images, links, documents and interaction - the main elements of every website. This means that instead of using an application like Dreamweaver, FrontPage or a similar visual website management tool, you use Mambo to maintain and update a site.

Mambo utilizes a browser based system to do this - the administration is a securely accessed back end of the website. You log in, and use the browser to add content, publish articles, approve submissions and perform countless other functions involved in maintaining an active growing website. This means that a good web site can be created without needing to get too much into details of technology, all through the window of a browser.