Drupal is one of the fastest growing PHP based web content management systems. Its stability, scaleability and ease to use make it first love for many Global Enterprises, Governmental Organisations, and Educational Institutions. Drupal’s native property of supporting multilingual content on it has made it a CMS of choice for many multi national businesses. Strong community, stable backup from Acquia and regular events like DrupalCon has spread the word about the platform across the world in very short time.
Drupal is a fairly complex system, especially if you are new to creating websites, or are used to using simple platforms like WordPress. There are, however, many reasons that you should consider using Drupal when it comes to creating your website.
The functionality offered by Drupal goes a lot deeper than WordPress, offering a lot more power. If you need multiple page templates or content types, then Drupal can handle these needs. It was designed by developers for developers, so really you have to be in the know to use the platform.
There is a huge range of free and paid themes and plugins available for Drupal customers to make use of, the majority of which have been designed for custom development. The platform has the ability to handle very large volumes of content, and can support literally thousands of pages.
Its improved caching feature means that despite the huge amount of content, page loading speeds are still especially fast. It’s still recommended that you get some good hosting though, and these days you can get some pretty good discounts on hosting services if you know where to look.
Drupal is leaps ahead of WordPress when it comes to security. It has enterprise level security and also provides in-depth security reports, which can be extremely helpful when it comes to looking after the future security of your site. Hosting with Acquia or Pantheon can also help reduce the risk of server vulnerabilities.
Although there are costs associated with using the platform, Drupal is free to download and install. If you don’t need to hire any outside development help, it could be a relatively cheap option.
Before you start building a website, there are many factors to consider, therefore you should do some research into your needs before deciding which is the best platform for you.