Drupal is a free open source content management system (CMS) that encapsulates the PHP coding and is distributed under the General Public License. If you are planning to develop the commercial website with the attractive designing and luring features, then apparently Drupal would be the right selection for you! It is also used for knowledge management and business collaboration. It is used as a back-end system for at least 1.5% of all websites worldwide, ranging from personal blogs to corporate, political, and government sites including “whitehouse.gov” and “data.gov.uk”. The standard release of Drupal, known as Drupal core, contains all basic features common to content management systems. These include user account registration and maintenance, menu management, RSS-feeds, page layout customization, and system administration. The Drupal core installation can be used as a brochure-ware website, a single or multi user blog, an Internet forum, or a community website providing for user-generated content.
Today, more than 10,000 free community-contributed add-ons are available to alter and extend Drupal’s core capabilities and add new features or customize Drupal’s behavior and appearance. Because of this plug-in extensibility and modular design, Drupal is sometimes described as a content management framework. Drupal is also described as a web application framework, as it meets the generally accepted feature requirements for such frameworks.
Although Drupal offers a sophisticated programming interface for developers, no programming skills are required for basic website installation and administration. Drupal runs on any computing platform that supports both a web server capable of running PHP (including Apache, IIS, Lighttpd, Hiawatha, Cherokee or Nginx) and a database (such as MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, SQLite, MongoDB or Microsoft SQL Server) to store content and settings. Drupal 6 requires PHP 4.4.0+ while Drupal 7 requires PHP 5.2 or higher.
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