General Electric, eBay, Pinterest, and The Economist use Drupal to run their websites.
Drupal, a free and open source CMS, was originally developed for creating message boards. In 2000, two University of Antwerp students, Dries Buytaert and Hans Snijder, created a wireless internet connection between a bunch of students so they could chat to each other. The original domain name for the software was supposed to be dorp.org. “Dorp” means village in Dutch and aptly described the small community the students had created. But, when checking on the availability of dorp.org, Dries mistakenly typed “drop.org”. The name Drupal derives from the English pronunciation of the Dutch word “druppel,” which means “drop.”
Drupal became popular during the 2003 US elections when candidate Howard Dean’s team usedDrupal to design its “DeanSpace” site.
The 4×4 of CMSs
With a relatively steep learning curve, for large and complex websites Drupal is worth the effort as it has the most powerful engine under the hood, compared to fellow CMS giants, WordPress,and Joomla. It offers a one-stop solution for marketers, agencies, and developers. For marketers and agencies, multi-channel support allows the creation of a content-rich marketing ecosystem to promote digital brands. For developers, API-driven integration capabilities allow more flexibility than template-drive frameworks.
Drupal has several built-in performance modules – like advanced caching, database replication, load balancing, and audit trails – hence its popularity for big data, data sensitive and high-traffic applications. It also features a built-in access control system, which allows you to create roles with unique permissions, ideal for sites storing personal information and confidential data.
Sometimes Drupal, although designed to carry heavy loads, may need a boost to keep up the pace. FullHost provides LiteSpeed Cache (LSCache), a high-performance dynamic content accelerator to speed up page loading on high-volume websites. LSCache reduces page load time and server load, and enables more efficient handling of static content
Drupal’s powerful functionality demands a delicately managed infrastructure. That is where FullHost comes in. Recognizing one size does not fit all, we consult with you to choose the best implementation of Drupal for your needs and to eliminate your pain points. For example, we can help you to manage geographic redundancy, fulltime monitoring, and load balancing, and take full advantage of Drupal’s rich feature range.
Breached! When the Unthinkable Happens
Drupal runs a tight ship, offering advanced security features rivaling other CMS front-runners.
But, enterprise-level websites using CMSs like Drupal are primary targets for cyber criminals because the pickings are so lucrative. FullHost provides a comprehensive compromised website repair service, so when the unthinkable happens we can get your website up and running before your pulse rate has slowed down. This unique HI (Human Intelligence) service is managed by FullHost’s first responders using the latest security tools.