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Content Management System Comparison

Content Management System Comparison

PHP based content manage systems, also known as "CMS" are Open source, which means their code is free to use and share with far less restrictions than other non-open source systems.  Content management systems (CMS) are currently very popular, and are used to run websites of all shapes and sizes, such as; blogs, online stores, social networks, service business websites and almost any other kind of website you can imagine. But which content management system is the best? The content management systems compared in this article are very easy to install and configuration, especially with WordPress, is extremely simple, far simpler than if you had to use a normal website, without a content management system.  A well built CMS avoids the need for hand coding.There are many popular PHP CMSs available, such as; WordPress, Drupal, Joomla and Typo3. In this article I have a comparison of the top PHP Content management systems (CMS). This comparison is based on Google search trends which helps you to choose best PHP CMS to run your website or personal blog.

Comparison Chart Drupal vs Joomla vs WordPress vs Typo3


WordPress Content Management System

No doubt, WordPress is the most popular and used content management platform from PHP. It's widely used by Over 60 million people all over world for websites and blogs.  WordPress used to be mainly for blogging, but in the last few years it has become the main CMS for all types of websites, in all industries worldwide.

WordPress Content Management System

Pros:

  • WordPress is free, just like all the CMSs on this list
  • Very easy to install, usually one click install in most web hosting environments
  • Great for blogging, as this is what it was designed for
  • Great community, with thousands of plugins, themes and tutorials online

Cons:

  • Can be slow, if not correctly configured and if it has a lot of content with no CDN
  • Not quite as powerful for larger applications, might want to use Drupal or Joomla! for very complex sites, such as an online store or Social Network

 Well Known Websites That Use a WordPress CMS

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Drupal CMS

Drupal is most popular with PHP web developers, because it has a higher learning curve than the others on this list. Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications worldwide. It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world. you can use Drupal to build everything from personal blogs to enterprise applications, which makes it the most powerful CMS on this list. There are thousands of add-on modules and designs, which let you build any site you can imagine.

Drupal Content Management System

Pros:

  • It's Free, just like all the CMSs on this list
  • Very easy to install, usually one click install in most web hosting environments
  • Great for all types of websites, but it shines for the very complex ones.  Drupal seems to be aiming at developers, rather than designers as it has a higher learning curve and requires some development skills
  • Great community, with thousands of plugins, themes and tutorials online

Cons:

  • Not for the non-programmer, this CMS has a learning curve, make sure you know your PHP/mySQL before you plan on building a large site with it.

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Joomla!

One of my personal favorites is Joomla!.  Joomla! is also a very popular PHP based CMS. It's an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build websites and powerful online applications. It has thousands of extensions and designs which speed up development.  I recommend Joomla! if you are building a small to medium sized website, social network or online store.

Joomla! Content Management System

Pros:

  • It's Free, just like all the CMSs on this list
  • Very easy to install, usually one click install in most web hosting environments
  • Great for blogging, but not as good as WordPress
  • Perfect for an online store or social network website
  • Great community, with thousands of plugins, themes and tutorials online

Cons:

  • Can be slow, if not correctly configured carefully
  • Not quite as powerful for larger applications, might want to use Drupal for very complex sites, such as an highly complex company website.

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TYPO3

TYPO3 is a free, open-source CMS that uses the GNU license. TYPO3 is fast, sophisticated, extensible and customizable. It also provides a great deal of interoperability between its platform-distinct versions. Currently, TYPO3 supports Apache or IIS running on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, FreeBSD and OS/2.

Typo3 CMS

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How To Make Money By Selling Linux On eBay

How To Make Money By Selling Linux On eBay

Make Money By Selling Linux On eBay

As anyone familiar with Linux knows, it is free to download and free to use on as many computers as you want. The problem with Linux though, is that it requires some geek knowledge to take the .iso image and put it on a bootable disk or flash drive. Sure, I have written a guide on how to replace Windows with Linux, but the guide may be complex for many users that simply want the easy way out… Well, the easy way out is never free, and that’s where us geeks come in.

Because Linux is free to download, that means you can download and distribute as many copies as you want. I have seen vendors selling flash drives loaded with Ubuntu for about $13 each. If you can find a cheap flash drive on eBay or Amazon for $2-4 that can house a Linux install, everything after the initial flash drive cost is profit. All you have to do is follow the instructions to make a bootable flash drive, load the Ubuntu .iso image, and start selling. If you wanted to, you could create 10 flash drives in just a short amount of time. At $3 a piece, the bill for all of the flash drives would be around $30. If you sell each flash drive with a Linux install for $13, then you are making $10 on each one… Sell all 10 and that’s $100 in your pocket for simply loading Linux onto a bootable drive.

I have seen some vendors selling Linux CDs and DVDs on eBay, but the flash drives seem to be the more popular method. And like selling anything on eBay, I’m sure this business takes time and persistence. If you add in the fees that it costs to list items on eBay and then collect your payment with PayPal, you would probably make about $85 from the entire deal… Still, that’s good money for setting up a couple of flash drives.