Joomla vs. Drupal vs. WordPress – Which CMS Should You Use?
When it comes choosing a Content Management System (CMS) for your website, there are may options to choose from. The three biggest are WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. Which one is best and which one should you use?
In this video, Scott will show you what the features and benefits of all three Content Management Systems, so that you know which will work the best for your next business idea.
WordPress is definitely the #1 big name in the web building industry when you are talking about Content Management Systems. With a wide variety of prebuilt customization options, and an intuitive user interface, WordPress is definitely the most beginner friendly option when it comes to building your site. You have an idea? WordPress can get you there.
Joomla is the #2 largest CMS on the market, and offers a more advanced setup. Joomla has many of the same tools WordPress has, but with a larger emphasis on customization. It can double as a PHP framework in a pinch as well.
Drupal is the most advanced choice of the three CMS. If you are looking for a CMS that is ready to handle your big idea, then Drupal is the one for you. It accounts for at least 13% of the 10,000 biggest websites in the world.
For most users, I recommend WordPress for its ease of use and large install base, which offers amazing support.
Ready To Start Your Website
One of the most common complaint (or excuse) I hear from potential new bloggers and website owners is they don’t know how to install the software. Terms like FTP and CPanel are like a foreign language and setting up a database might as well be setting up the space shuttle for a launch.
This technology barrier has now been removed thanks to HostGator’s new 1 Click WordPress Install feature. However, if you still feel a bit antsy about doing the install, then let me do it for you.
To get the free WordPress installation service, all you have to do is order a web hosting plan from HostGator. Then forward me the login information to johnchow [at] johnchow.com and I’ll install WordPress for you. Afterwards, I’ll email you back the login information for your new WordPress blog and you can start blogging!
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Word class web hosting doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. HostGator WordPress hosting plans start as low as $6.95 per month. However, HostGator has a special deal for John Chow dot Com readers that will give you 61% off that already low price. With the discount, you can start your blog for only $2.71!
Not only will you get your hosting at a great discount but every hosting plan at HostGator comes with $100 of Google AdWords credit that you can use to promote your new blog. Start your blog for 61% off, get WordPress and plugins installed for free and get $100 of AdWords credit. You won’t find a better web hosting deal anywhere!
If you’re ready to start blogging right now, then head over to HostGator, order your hosting plan and I’ll get you started.