Magento or Drupal?
Believe it or not, but this is one of the most-asked questions to any web developer or web development expert. In general, both platforms have their own importance and hype in the development space. But first things first, let’s clarify that the fundamentals of Magento and Drupal aren’t similar in any way. Magento is intended to be an online store engine which is developed to build and maintain online e-commerce stores. Whereas, Drupal is a popular open-source content management system (CMS) which is used to build all sorts of business websites including e-commerce.
Coming on to which one is best for your business, well, it totally depends on the nature of the website you want to build. But, what I say is instead of giving my views on both platforms at the beginning itself, why not you decide yourself by the end of this blog post? Sounds great? Alright, so here it begins!
What is Magento?
Magento is an open-source platform which was designed with the intention of serving e-commerce only. It uses the MySQL relational database system and is written in PHP language. Though it powers more than 250,000 online stores, it is still at a disadvantage to Drupal as it is just restricted to e-commerce. But despite that, what makes people go for Magento is the annual revenue of e-commerce sites and stores (using Magento) which is more than $50 billion.
Some of the highpoints that give Magento an advantage are:
- Easy to Install
- Offers affordable and efficacious solutions
- Reliable payment gateways like PayPal, Cyber Source, Authorize.net, and more.
What is Drupal?
Drupal is also an open-source content management system. From small to big to e-commerce, Drupal supports all type of websites. Like Magento, Drupal is also written in PHP language. The platform is used by more than a million websites, some are even operating on an international level. Not just this, Drupal also has a standard release refer to as Core. Developers in the Drupal community from round the world have contributed more than 30,000 modules that suit in with the Core in order to provide better and additional functionality. Some of the top businesses and government organizations using Drupal websites are NBC News, Harvard, Red Cross, Government of Australia, Whole Food, Cisco, The Economist, Twitter, and Tesla.
Some of the highpoints that give Drupal an advantage are:
- Easy to use
- Enhances the digital experience by incorporating content, commerce, and community.
- Robust, flexible, and easy to configure
- Affordable solution
- Allows third-party integration and enhancements in functionalities and features as per the business needs.
Let’s Compare Them!
Let’s now take e-commerce as the business nature and compare both Magento and Drupal Commerce.
|Usage||Easy installation from the scratch|
|Content Management||Can create complex content relationship|
|Mobile Responsive||Fully responsive|
Has in-built modules to create a multilingual site
|Features and Functionalities||Great for complex online stores|
|Admin Interface||Easy to customize|
|Cost Constraints||Absolutely free of cost|
|SEO Tools||Plenty of modules available for enabling SEO|
|Integration Scope||Third-party integrations possible|
Choosing between Magento and Drupal is not a contest, but a business decision. For large e-commerce businesses, I would say Magento is the ideal choice. But, when it comes to other businesses (whether big or small) or small online stores, then it has to be Drupal that should be the only option for your business.
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Now, even if you have decided which platform to choose to build your business website, you are still one thing short and that is the expert service. Auxesis Infotech is one of the leading Drupal developers that also have expertise in Magento development. You can connect with us to know how our experts ensure to deliver the best result out of themselves keeping clients choices and preferences into consideration.