Is Wordpress Or Drupal Hosting Best For Your Business?01/04/2013
Almost every major website on the Internet is powered by a content management system, or CMS. A CMS stores all of your content in a relational database, making it easier for you to organize the pages of your website in a clear, hierarchical structure. From blog posts with related comments and media files to static web pages, a good CMS takes care of it all.
But what exactly makes a good CMS? If WordPress remains the most popular platform on the Internet, why are more webmasters choosing Drupal as their preferred way of handling content and design?
WordPress and Drupal are alike in many ways. To your visitors, the differences between the two platforms are almost invisible. However, as you manage your content and expand the pages of your website, WordPress and Drupal are two very different solutions.
Read on to learn if Drupal and a Drupal hosting plan could be right for you, and what makes Drupal so unique when compared to other content management systems.
WordPress is designed for the majority
WordPress is the most widely used CMS, powering the websites of Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, media outlets, and even the U.S. government. The reason WordPress is so popular is that many common website features are available to use right out of the box or with the addition of customized plugins.
But while this ready-to-use approach to content management is one of WordPress’ major strengths, it is also a potential limitation.
To facilitate ease of use, WordPress makes a collection of assumptions about how you will use your website. It is designed explicitly for webmasters who plan to combine static pages with a blog, using a conventional layout and navigation system. WordPress shows content when users click through to it.
Of course, not every website is the same. If you have a more unusual vision in mind, it can be complex and time consuming to implement it using WordPress. In some cases, the assumptions WordPress makes about your website make certain implementations impossible.
Drupal is a powerful and flexible content management framework
In contrast, Drupal is a more flexible solution that empowers webmasters and web developers with a framework for a website, not a rigid template. Drupal uses a more modular system, with discrete content items linked together through relationships and a highly configurable structure.
With these relationships in place, you can present your content in new and exciting ways. How about dynamically finding related content when a visitor clicks a menu option? Or creating menus that will update to provide contextual options based on visitor preferences?
For some webmasters, these ideas are unnecessary, but for those webmasters with unique and unusual plans, Drupal offers all the flexibility you need. Naturally, Drupal has a steeper learning curve than WordPress – but investing some time with Drupal pays off with an impressive, unique website.
See the Drupal hosting difference at Certified Hosting
The best way to familiarize yourself with Drupal is to get a Drupal hosting plan up and running. You can then work through guides and online tutorials to see what makes Drupal so spectacular.
At Certified Hosting, we offer a range of affordable Drupal hosting services, all with unlimited resources to help you grow your website. With each plan, we include free Drupal installation, updates, and module installation.
Existing customers can also install their own Drupal on any web hosting service, using our free Softaculous script installer.
Finally, with an Anytime Money Back Guarantee, you have nothing to lose by taking the leap into the world of Drupal hosting.