Why Drupal is best if your site needs more scaleability and better management

Are you about to start a new website? Want to choose a content management system other than WordPress? Don't worry, Drupal is the best and secure option for your site. Read on to know more about Drupal and its features.

Drupal logo imageGone are the days where one needs a set of HTML or PHP scripts to make a fully functional website or a Blog. One should really thank those Content Management Systems and of course for making them open source. Every blogger today is using one of these platforms Blogger, WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Magneto etc. With easy to use nature for non-developers, WordPress is being used by most of the bloggers today. But if one needs more scaleability, security and highly complex content management system, Drupal is the best choice, in my opinion. Yes, it can do more than any CMS does and has more features which shall be discussed below.

Drupal and its features

Drupal was built by Dries Buytaert in 1999 and made open source in 2001. Similar to other CMSs, Drupal lets you assemble a website within a few minutes and offers you several tools for authoring your content. In Drupal, taxonomy helps you categorize your content, you can create custom URL paths, associate with other contents and also you can allow members to be content creators. You can assign your site users with specific roles and limit their permissions.

Flexible architecture

Drupal handles all types of content like videos, text, images, and slides very effectively in real time. All content from posts to polls you post on your Drupal site are considered and even stored as nodes. However comments are not treated as nodes. These nodes automatically list and manage every piece of content on your Drupal site. Also, these nodes configure and create new content types behind the scenes. Every action you perform while writing content will be managed by these nodes and each node will have a unique id. Menu systems and taxonomy will look after the architecture of information and the appearance is handled by themes.

Security of Drupal

Drupal is also famous for its security and is treated as the most secure content management system. This CMS is built on a set of APIs that sweep out some common security risks. Let's see what Drupal can withstand;

1. SQL Injection attacks
2. Broken Authentication & Session Management
3. Failure to restrict URL access
4. Insecure Transfer Layer protection
5. Non validated redirections and
6. Cross site scripts

And many other security threats can be handled by Drupal. This might be the reason why White House, Economist magazine and several other popular sites are using Drupal.

Also, Drupal sites can be optimized to be responsive on mobile devices.

Managing content on your Drupal site is as easy as writing an email and insert images and videos with ease. Just like widgets in WordPress, Drupal has modules and even helps you add additional functions like workflows, triggers, CRM system, events, Search Engine Optimization etc. Of course, you can add your own module if you can. Drupal distribution includes Drupal core along with themes, libraries, modules, installation profiles and many others, which no other CMS allows.

You can have a full fledged control over your visitors and their behaviour on your site. There's a lot more Drupal can offer to you. Remember, if you aren't at least good at coding and need a simple write and publish CMS, it's better to choose either WordPress or Joomla.

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