Drupal Hosting

Searching for a suitable host for Drupal is a necessary and important part of the process of launching a Drupal based website. Carefully consider what you want to achieve, and what kind of relationship you want with your webhost. Don’t just take the first offer that comes along (often from the web designer) because you could be stuck with high costs and patchy support.

A hosting company that offers special hosting for Drupal (example 2020Media.com) can offer a huge return on investment for the business. The environment and support will be far superior to the average hosting company. You will get knowledge and experience from a company that is expert in Drupal, any this will provide value for money in the long run.

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Who uses Drupal

Today, Drupal powers hundreds of thousands of web sites for companies large and small including Warner Brothers Records, Fast Company magazine, The New York Observer, The Onion, Amnesty International, SonyBMG, Forbes, Harvard University, and more.

No one knows exactly how many websites currently use Drupal, but it was estimated to be about 7.2 million as of July 2010.

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Drupal History

In 2000, permanent Internet connections were at a premium for University of Antwerp students, so Dries Buytaert and Hans Snijder set up a wireless bridge between their student dorms to share Hans’s ADSL modem connection among eight students. While this was an extremely luxurious situation at that time, something was missing: There was no means to discuss or share simple things.

This inspired Dries to work on a small news site called drop.org with a built-in web board, allowing the group of friends to leave each other notes about the status of the network, to announce where they were having dinner, or to share some noteworthy news items.

This kernel of software became ‘Drupal’ on January 2001, when Dries decided to release the software behind drop.org as “Drupal.” The purpose was to enable others to use and extend the experimentation platform so that more people could explore new paths for development.

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About Drupal

Drupal is an open source content management platform licensed under the GPL. Equipped with a powerful blend of features, Drupal can support a variety of websites ranging from personal blogs, corporate brochures and large community-driven websites.

Drupal aims to provide a slim, powerful core that can be readily extended through custom modules. Drupal is based on the open source philosophy of collaborative free software development and is licensed under the GPL.  Drupal is itself open source and builds on and supports other open source projects.  Specifically, Drupal is coded in the open source scripting language PHP and supports as primary data sources the open source database formats MySQL and Postgresql.

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