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Drupal vs DotNetNuke: A Popularity Contest

  • January 23rd 2013

Since the dawn of the 21st century we have seen a massive increase in the number of pages on the internet. It has increased from millions to trillions in just a short span of ten years. The main reason behind this increase is new and innovative Content Management Systems (CMS) like Drupal, WordPress, and DotNetNuke. These software facilitate authoring and management of websites and web pages and require little knowledge of programming languages, markup languages, and other technical details. Anyone, with a little practice and some learning, can create his/her website in a matter of days.

Currently there are a number of CMS available on the internet, each a little distinct from the other in the matters of features, built type, and usage. Most of them are made in PHP but there are also some that are made in JAVA and Microsoft ASP.NET. Out of these CMS’s Drupal and DotNetNuke are showing interesting rivalry.

DotNetNuke is developed by DotNetNuke Corporation and is made from Microsoft ASP.NET. It comes in three different editions, a free and open source community edition, light and paid Professional edition, and a feature stuffed and paid Enterprise editions. Drupal on the other hand is fully open source CMS, made from PHP, and most importantly have a very large community support as compared to DotNetNuke. This is even evident from their twitter statistics which is shown in the infographic below. Drupal enjoys a larger number of twitter followers as compared to DotNetNuke Corporation and thus have larger influence than DotNetNuke.

Drupal vs Dotnetnuke