Drupal is very well trusted CMS for many reasons. It has a rapid development cycle, which helps applications being built with short turn around time, as many processes can be done in parallel rather than in sequence.
Open Source Licensing
Drupal is an open source Content Management System developed using open source programming language PHP, it stores data in an open source database MySQL. Drupal is released under the GPL license, which permits users to freely use, change, and improve the software, and to redistribute it in modified or unmodified form. Developed in a public, collaborative manner, over the Internet, many programmers all over the globe contribute / Maintain / Update the Drupal code base keeping in view the Drupal standards. Online resources are abundant and include tutorials, books and videos.
Easy to use
Drupal is a Content Management System (CMS) where users can add and update web pages without any technical assistance. We customize Drupal to fit your needs and ensure that it help your organization's workflow.
True multilingual support to make sure your website / application can be 100% available in multiple language. Drupal offers modules for converting multiple languages for all aspects of the website to the preferred language.
Social Networking and On-line Communities
One of the key benefits of the Drupal CMS is its support of social networking and the creation of on-line communities. Drupal also offers an advanced platform for social networking. The ability to have sites with fresh, ever changing content, profiles, messaging, chat, forums, RSS feeds, blogs, wikis, photo galleries, forums and many more social functionality.
Advance User Management
With Multiple levels of user management (users + roles), you can choose to control from top hierarchy as how every single user would behave in the entire site, or as important as how each user can access every single piece of information on a web page.
Drupal uses a block layout mechanism, helping you not only to put any kind of information anywhere on the page, you can even choose to switch them on and off by just a click.
Websites usually grow and change over time. Drupal is a dynamic platform that will grow as your web based features expands. By adding features like advanced search, auto-tagging, internationalization, Promotions, advertisements you'll allow users to explore your web content in new and exciting ways and even could diversify to other segments of the industry or domains in case a need arises, and thats where one of the drupals advantages come in, as drupal websites have good scalability and performance.
Content Type + CCK
Using Content Type and CCK, you can create any predefined and manage content types with the needed information from Data, Forms, videos and songs to a single check-box for you and your site users.
With such a large community base, Drupal is consistently being monitored for security issues. As web technology evolves, the Drupal community produces patches and updates needed to keep your website secure, these patches and updates can be downloaded from Drupal.org website.
You can set/configure Drupal to save a new versions of your pages every time they are edited or updated. This means that you can switch back to view or revert old revisions when needed.
One of the strong drupal feature is taxonomy system that allows you to organize and tag content. Each Drupal "vocabulary" or specific word can be limited or tagged to certain content types.
Drupal uses the PHP Template theme engine by default. Theming in Drupal is easier than theming other CMS and doesn't necessarily require any PHP knowledge.
Performance and Scalability
Performance and Scalability are two important things that website owners should take care. However drupals architecture handles this very well and is one of its key features. The key points to keep in mind include when developing a website -
- Page load time
- Average/Maximum page load times
- Page load times for first time visitors
- Number of monthly page views
- Number of monthly anonymous visitors
- Number of monthly logged-in visitors
- The time it takes to submit content
Drupal + SEO
Drupal SEO modules seamlessly integrates a sophisticated all-in-one suite of search engine reporting, analysis and optimization tools into the website.
Documentation includes the official handbooks, the massive API Reference, numerous tutorials, blogs and videos