Drupral is getting more popular and is one of the most used open source content management systems out there.
Drupral has a content management system (CMS) market share of 7.2 percent, used by 2.3 percent of all the websites. Joomla has a market share of 8.5 percent and is used by 2.7 percent of all the websites while WordPress has a market share of 54.5 percent and is used by 17.4 percent of all the websites. The numbers come from a recent study conducted by W3Techs. (The same study showed that 68.1 percent of the websites use none of the CMSs that the firm monitors.)
Of the open-source CMSs, WordPress, Joomla and Drupal are the most popular.
“Conventional wisdom has it that WordPress is the fast and easy way to go, while Drupal works best for large, complex, enterprise-class websites,” according to a summary of reviews carried by ComputerWorld. “Joomla fits somewhere in the middle – it has some of the power of Drupal but with greater ease of use.” Drupral is becoming easier to use, and “is designed and maintained by website developers who need to build technically sophisticated sites,” the report adds.
Over 1.5 million websites operate on Drupal. Also, Drupal is backed by over 900,000 users and more than 22,000 developers, news reports said.
One Drupal platform is Pantheon. It is an option to traditional hosting, such as traditional Linux servers from hosting providers, virtual private servers and AmazonEC2. It is popular, too, with TMCnet reporting recently that the company gets over one billion views a month.
“If you itemize the costs associated with systems architecture, failures, system software updates and performance tweaks, it would be easily tens of thousands of dollars in specialized consulting work. Pantheon does it for you in software, without any upfront expense or time wasted that could otherwise be spent on the actual website,” Kelly Bell, the founder of Gotham City Drupal, said in a statement. “With Pantheon, we’re also much more responsive in terms of building new things and addressing bugs.”
Also, Pantheon provides increased return on investment and improved performance. That leads to easier updates, fewer crashes, quicker response times, and fewer security breaches, the company claims.
“At Pantheon we deploy on average three platform changes a day, every day, with virtually no interruption to our customers,” Zack Rosen, CEO, Pantheon, added. “All of our customers—even free users—see the benefits of highly available networked services. We scale all our customers from hundreds of visitors to millions, literally with the click of a button – in software.”