Are you an entrepreneur with a small business or rather a small home based business? Well what you need is a website. Not just any website, but a website that suits you quite well. A website that is user friendly but yet serves the purpose of relaying information to the final users of the website. Very powerful websites can be built without one going through the trouble of coding. Three very cool platforms would be of significance to building that perfect website without much trouble. They are, WordPress, Joomla and Drupal Content Management Systems. The good thing with all these platforms is that they are are open source, or rather, free to use.
This is the easiest and most popular platform to use worldwide. This is because installation of this site cannot take more than half an hour when installing manually. It is also free to install and it normally comes with very many free plug-ins and themes. WordPress also has a premium option which is usually paid for so as to get more themes and more plug-ins for use by the consumers.
With very many people using WordPress, there several websites that offer free support to other WordPress users whenever they encounter any problems while using this platform. This ensures that every WordPress user is happy at all times and his work goes on according to schedule.
The only two disadvantages that WordPress has is that it requires large server resources whenever the site grows large. It is also very difficult to change the framework.
After WordPress, this is the second most popular Content Management System. It is the most technically advanced of the three. It also has as better performance as compared to WordPress since the pages load faster and has faster response times.
The software for Drupal is also free to download and install. One however needs to have a web hosting so as to run the site since using Drupal does not have an option of Drupal servers. A domain name is also necessary but would cost one some money.
Being the most powerful, one has to have some knowledge on HTML, PHP among other web programming languages.
This type of Content Management System is very powerful and combines the benefits of WordPress and Drupal. It does not require a very big technical know how. It does not offer a lot of plug-ins and themes and hence it is easy to customize it the way you desire.
Joomla performs very well with social networking. It is actually the easiest in setting up social networks and this can be very important for many sites. Joomla also has a very good help portal for technical support and any queries. This support is usually cheaper than that for Drupal. Also with Joomla, one is able to set up an online store, since it is faster and easier.
In summary, WordPress is very good for beginners and small websites. Joomla is very good for e-commerce websites but requires a bit of coding. Drupal involves a bit more of coding and thus very difficult option but then it is the most powerful Content Management System. They are all very good systems depending on the type of work that they are meant to do. Make a choice today!