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

      Feb 14, 2013

      2 minutes read

      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.