Drupal is a web content management system (CMS) that is equipped with a variety of features. This platform is suitable for creating any kind of website - a blog, a business site, news website or even a community driven website. It is a PHP based application that requires a MySQL or a PostgreSQL database to store date.
There are many community-developed add-ons (modules) that are available for Drupal and this can enhance the functionality of the CMS. The various themes and templates make the customization of the website an easy task and thus many unique sites are created with Drupal. Website visitors can become registered users using this CMS application and that will allow them to vote in polls, publish news and articles as well as post comments - the powerful comment system supports forum-like threaded comments.
This content management platform includes numerous professional features such as analysis, tracking and statistics that provide useful information to the webmaster for improving the site. Other features include permalinks, an option for collaborative books, a powerful built-in news aggregator, content syndication, role based permission system and many, many other.
Drupal can be selected as the pre-installed application for any of the Semi-Dedicated servers under the free reseller hosting program. It can also be set up with just a few clicks using the Elefante Applications Installer in the web hosting control panel of any existing account. Either way you can start your Drupal powered web site within minutes.