Multiple Content Management Systems (CMS) are available in the market but choosing the best CMS requires knowledge of how each of them performs against each other. DotNetNuke is extensively used but other management platforms such as Joomla, Umbraco, Wordpress and Drupal are also present. A comparison follows of how DNN is better to all other CMS.
DNN vs Joomla:
Joomla is another very famous open source content management system. Joomla is written in PHP and uses MySQL to store data. A little problem with Joomla is its incapacity to work fine with the Windows platform especially considering Windows is the most used OS in business workspaces. Joomla performs better when used on Linux. While on the other hand DNN is based on Microsoft’s .NET framework which works exceedingly good with Windows. A lot of third party extensions are available to make up for lack of some built in functionality in joomla.
Another problem in Joomla is that the administration is little complex as compared to DNN. In Joomla you have to signin in different part of the site to edit any content. Even though Joomla has improved over time some other changes are required.
DNN vs Drupal:
Drupal is also a free and open source content management system similar to Dot Net Nuke. Its core is written using the ever popular PHP and distributed under the General Public License. Drupalis not very compatible with internet explorer but works better with Firefox. Drupal is more famous in the blogging community while DNN is popular on both fronts; businesses and blogs. Business owners prefer DotNetNuke as it offers more usability and is a more complete CMS. DNN handles complex Web applications much better as compared to Drupal. Even though drupal has a big user base but using it can be really hard. Drupal is relatively complicated to DotNetNuke which makes it difficult for people with little technical knowhow to manage. Some users say that drupal has a very steep learning curve which means it is difficult master. The built in Drupal search is ineffective at searching content. Third party modules are used to improve the functionality of the search. No matter what type of website you want to design, you should chose DotNetNuke as the preferred software.
DNN vs Umbraco:
Umbraco is a moderately famous free open source content management system. Unlike the above two CMS Umbraco is written in C# and is released under the MIT license. Like DotNetNuke Umbraco is based on the Microsoft’s .Net framework. DotNetNuke powers 750,000+ websites while for Umbraco the number is almost 150,000. Due to high hosting requirements of Umbraco it is difficult to find a shared hosting environment. Unlike DotNetNuke Umbraco does not offers thousands of third party modules that can come in handy. If you use Dot Net Nuke content is always edited in page and the admin is also in page. Umbraco is a comparatively difficult to configure.
It can be said thatevery CMS has its own advantages but it can be said that DotNetNuke is better optimized to handle all kind of webapplications.
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