About Drupal

What is Drupal and why did we choose to use it?

Open source Web Publishing Platform

Drupal is open source, seasoned, proven web publishing platform software maintained and developed by a vibrant community of hundreds of thousands of users and developers. It's distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (or "GPL"), which means anyone is free to download it, share it with others, and contribute back to the project. This open development model means that people are constantly working to make sure Drupal is a cutting-edge platform that supports the latest technologies that the Web has to offer.

Social Networking

Drupal makes it easy to connect to other sites, services across the web, using RSS aggregation and feeds. Social networking is built-in to engage with a wider audience on theweb.

Integrated CMS and Application Framework

Besides providing a great fully integrated CMS out of the box, it is a fully featured and highly configurable Application Framework. This reduces the time to create and test innovative, secure, flexible and integrated applications.

Extensions

One can use Drupal as is or extend its functionality with thousands of freely available add-ons and plug-ins. It is secure, scalable and highly manageable platform with well documented APIs for extension.

User Management

Drupal comes with great options for new user accounts and user permissions. Users can be assigned one or more roles, and each role can be set up with fine-grained permissions allowing users to view and create only what they have been configured to view and create.

Security

Drupal has proven track record in addressing and fixing the security issues in an efficient and timely manner.

Community Support

The passionate Drupal community is on hand to give support via various vibrant IRC channels,in the forums, and face to face at Drupal events. There are many talented developers who will do custom development for Drupal sites and applications for a fee.