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Selecting the Right CMS Tool: CMS Comparison Matrix – Part I

by on Feb 14, 2013 in Uncategorized

Web development cannot be thought about without CMS systems but with the extensive range of CMS systems available in the market, how do you select the right CMS tool?

Here is comparison of some of the leading CMS systems. While, this matrix will not give you the answer as to which CMS solution should you select – it will allow you to take an informed decision and identify the best match CMS system for your requirements.

System Requirements

CMS-Technology
Product DotNetNuke Pro Version 07.00.02 Drupal 7.14 WordPress 3.5 Joomla! 3.0
Approximate Cost $2998 USD (Community Edition Free) Free Free Free
Database MSSQL 2008 MySQL >= 5.0.15, MSSQL*, Oracle* MySQL >= 5.0 MySQL 5.1 +, MSSQL 10.50.1600.1 +, PostgreSQL 8.3.18 +, MYSQLi
License Open Source Open Source Open Source Open Source
Operating System Windows Only Platform
Independent
Platform Independent Platform Independent
Programming Language C# PHP >= 5.2.5 PHP >= 5.2.4 PHP >= 5.3.1
Disk Space Min 15Mb Min 80Mb Min 15MB Min 50MB
Web Server IIS 7 Apache, IIS 7, Nginx Apache(with mod_rewrite), IIS 7, Nginx Apache(with mod_mysql, mod_xml, and mod_zlib), IIS 7

Security

Product DotNetNuke Pro Version 07.00.02 Drupal 7.14 WordPress 3.5 Joomla! 3.0
Audit Trail Yes Yes Limited No
Captcha Yes Free Add On Free Add On Free Add On
Content Approval Yes Free Add On Yes Yes
Kerberos Authentication Yes Free Add On No No
NIS Authentication Free Add On No No No
NTLM Authentication Yes Free Add On No No
Versioning Yes Yes Free Upgrade Free Upgrade

Built-in Apps

Product DotNetNuke Pro Version 07.00.02 Drupal 7.14 WordPress 3.5 Joomla! 3.0
Blog Yes Yes Yes Yes
Chat Yes Free Add On Free Add On Free Add On
Classifieds Yes Free Add On Free Add On Free Add On
Database Reports Yes Free Add On Free Add On Free Add On
Discussion/Forum Yes Yes Free Add On Free Add On
Events Calendar Yes Free Add On Free Add On Free Add On
Guest Book Yes Free Add On Free Add On Free Add On
Newsletter Yes Free Add On Free Add On Free Add On
Surveys Yes Free Add On Free Add On Free Add On
Weather 3rd party Free Add On Free Add On Free Add On
Wiki Yes Free Add On Free Add On Free Add On

*supported by an additional module

Stay tuned for the comparison on the basis of Support, Performance & eCommerce.

At Grazitti Interactive, we have expertise in leading CMS solutions like Joomla, WordPress, DotNetNuke, Lucene, Force.com, Jive, and Nation builder among others. We provide in depth planning and execution and out of the box functionality to ensure that applications created by us serve our clients’ needs and provide maximum results.

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