Let’s return to the question which opened up this very post. There is one reason to prefer Drupal over other Frameworks and CMSs. And I want to state it separately.
It is a Drupal community.
The Drupal community is an extremely powerful driver which makes this platform prosper over a decade. Even emerging CMSs and frameworks cannot really take it over.
The Drupal community developed a vast infrastructure of all kinds of modules, themes and services around a Drupal core, which makes development of complex enterprise-grade websites reasonably cheaper than using any other kind of technology.
For sure, Drupal is not very cheap for tiny websites. It’s expensive to launch. Though, once it is done, you can extend it without much effort.
And as I’ve mentioned, having a huge reliable community, makes you confident in the future of your web application. It means:
- if something goes wrong with your development partner, team, etc., you can relatively easily find a replacement.
- Security breaches are being fixed in hours.
- Technology won’t be abandoned and forgotten in a couple of years.
Drupal is not a cure for all diseases
...but it is definitely worth checking when you plan your next ecommerce endeavour.
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