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Every day more websites are being created and published online for different purposes and requirements. However, for this to be possible, it would have been created using a CMS platform or through a developer, with one of the most recent models being Drupal. 

Short description

Drupal in short terms is another content management system, similar to WordPress and Joomla. What makes it so popular is that it’s open-source software, meaning individuals or businesses can easily create and manage several types of websites to their exact criteria. As a result, a few of the most common websites that Drupal is typically used for includes blogs, business websites, forums, resource directories and much more. 

Key features

  • Written in PHP

Like with most open-source systems, Drupal is written PHP, meaning it’s near enough accessible for everyone to access. The primary software is usable upon initial download, as it will also include a web-based installer and add-on modules. 

  • Updated theme engine

Recently Drupal released the Drupal 8 update, which has been deemed as one of the largest updates in a significant amount of time. Within this update, they released a brand new theme engine called Twig. Unlike most common PHP templates, they opted for a syntax written format, which is less complicated than PHP, whilst also being much more secure.

  • Quick edits

Unlike various alternative CMS platforms where you need to go into the framework of the website to edit any components, Drupal allows you to perform quick edits. This allows the user to perform quick edits as the name gives away, but from the front end of the website. 

  • Noticeable loading speed

Drupal 8 has been praised for its loading speeds, primary due to the technique that it has adopted for almost all of its websites. This entails that the Drupal system will cache all entities and load JavaScript only when necessary, meaning when a page has been viewed by a user, it’s content won’t need to be reloaded again. 

  • Even more speed

Called the ‘Big Pipe’ of the Drupal core, website programmers can optimise the websites load performance for the end-user significantly. Unfortunately, there is no evidence suggesting that it has any difference with the overall performance of the site, it has been confirmed to lead to an increase in speed for the end-user once more. 

  • Contributed modules

Although Drupal core does include a wealth of support modules for you to use, there are always more that can be retrieved. Often these are free modules which have been contributed by experienced and knowledgeable developers. 

Need a hosting provider?

Like with any website, it needs to be hosted to be online, which is where catalyst2 can help. We are one of the UK’s most reputable web and server hosting providers thanks to our highly reputable solutions and first-class customer assistance team. For those that are keen to host their Drupal website, you will be pleased to hear that we have web hosting solutions that are ideal. 

That being said, web hosting isn’t the only service that we offer. Thanks to our experience within the industry, our team can offer server management, backup and web application firewall solutions, all of which are bound to increase your website’s security and performance. 

By calling 0800 107 7979, you will have the opportunity to speak to one of our specialists who will be more than happy to confer about your requirements, as well as discussing a plan going forward. For general enquiries, we suggest sending an email to sales@catalyst2.com with your message and contact details, where one of our experts will be in touch at the earliest convenience.