Drupal is a flexible CMS based on the LAMP stack, with a modular design allowing features to be added and removed by installing and uninstalling modules, and allowing the entire look and feel of the website to be changed by installing and uninstalling themes.
Many additional modules and themes can be downloaded from the drupal.org website.
- Building a small simple site with static HTML pages is not difficult,and you can get a simple site up very quickly.
- Drupal is a general purpose CMS. If you are building a special purpose site, you might chose to use a special purpose CMS.
- Some CMS software packages are expensive to purchase a license for. Some are free or have a free version, but have restrictive licenses that do not allow you to make modifications and extensions. You might prefer to use a package (like Drupal) that has a less restrictive software license, and is developed by a world-wide community.