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What Are the Key Advantages of Drupal CMS (Content Management System)?

What Are the Key Advantages of Drupal CMS (Content Management System)?

Drupal is an open-source CMS solution developed by a community of over 630,000+ users and developers. The open source model also means continuous development provides the latest technologies and functionalities characterized by modularity, standard, and ease of use.

Drupal is a convenient system that allows its users to create and administer comprehensive websites, and thanks to its special structure, it is used to create various types of web applications, which distinguishes this CMS from other free CMS systems.

The engine is written in the PHP programming language and uses MySQL and PostgreSQL databases for its operation, and, unlike many other CMS, Drupal has the ability to expand its functionality by installing additional modules.

For more than 17 years, Alliance Interactive has been a trusted partner in Drupal development, integration, and optimization. They create websites that generate successful business results for non-profits, businesses, and organizations of all sizes by supporting Drupal 7 and 8. Along with that, they provide support in creating Custom Drupal Websites, Drupal Theming, Drupal Upgrades, Custom Drupal Modules, Drupal Integrations, and Drupal Core Upgrades.

A Comprehensive System Design

Drupal is known for its meticulously programmed code and system design as its design structure allows developers to write code that uses system resources with care and in a technically correct manner. This means that problems with processing speed and simultaneous access to resources (concurrency issue) are unlikely to be a hindrance to day-to-day operations. It also means that (if a few simple rules are followed during development) upgrading existing systems to a new version requires approximately one business day.
Unique Features of Drupal CMS

Drupal is among the best solutions for clients who need a reliable, modern, and cost-effective solution for their online presence whether it is a beautiful, harmonious, simple online presentation or complex solution with a large number of visits. The fact that the White House uses it for its site shows how thoughtful Drupal is.
Compact and Lightweight Core System

The distribution kit of the core CMS Drupal 7 version takes only 3-5 megabytes. At the same time, this volume includes not only the core of the system itself, but also a large number of popular modules. For example, the 1C Bitrix distribution kit takes 20 times more– more than 75 megabytes. Therefore, Drupal sites make optimal use of disk space and memory on hosting.

Safety and Reliability

Thanks to the openness of Drupal program code, thousands of programmers review and study it every day. Therefore, most of the mistakes made by developers, as well as potential vulnerabilities in the security of the site, are almost immediately noticed and corrected. Therefore, the quality and reliability of systems with an open development method is much higher than that of commercial solutions. In addition to this, Drupal has a dedicated security department that monitors the quality of the code of each module and constantly tests all community changes for bugs and vulnerabilities.

Rich SEO Functionality
For any company looking to market their business online, SEO is a key to success in increasing brand awareness. To help you, Drupal has rich text formatting functionality that allows you a lot of textual information on your website page while maintaining the readability of articles. Flexible website settings allow your website to be in an attractive format for search engines by using a large number of keywords in your copy.

Extended System Flexibility

The official Drupal website contains more than twenty thousand official modules that extend the functionality of the Drupal core and solve various problems. Unlike many other CMS, modules in Drupal usually do not add new separate functionality to the website, rather they expand the basic functionality of the system, so they are easily integrated and administered in a single user-friendly interface.

Advanced Development Methods

A huge advantage of open source development is the large number of developers. More than a million developers from all over the world are involved in Drupal development. Thanks to this, Drupal uses the most advanced development methods and techniques. Among a million there is always a programmer who learns about new products and wants to try them in his module. Therefore, Drupal is ahead of most other paid management systems in terms of technology and development intensity.

Incredible Development Speed

For most tasks, the Drupal module catalog usually contains several suitable ready-made solutions with numerous advantages. Therefore, to implement popular functionality, developers do not have to “reinvent the wheel” and write a software CD from scratch. Instead they just select the modules most suitable for solving a specific problem and configure them.

If you can’t find a ready-made solution, then Drupal allows you to quickly create your module with individual functionality. Alliance Interactive already has a large number of individually designed modules for solving rare and specific tasks, especially those related to optimization for search engines.

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by Brian Perry // Brian Perry is a contributor to Businessing Magazine.

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