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Alternatives to Drupal

Joomla!, WordPress, Django, ProcessWire, and Typo3 are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Drupal.
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What is Drupal and what are its top alternatives?

Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world.
Drupal is a tool in the Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Drupal

  • Joomla!

    Joomla!

    Joomla is a simple and powerful web server application and it requires a server with PHP and either MySQL, PostgreSQL, or SQL Server to run it. ...

  • WordPress

    WordPress

    The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family. ...

  • Django

    Django

    Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design. ...

  • ProcessWire

    ProcessWire

    ProcessWire is an open source content management system (CMS) and web application framework aimed at the needs of designers, developers and their clients. ProcessWire gives you more control over your fields, templates and markup than other platforms, and provides a powerful template system that works the way you do ...

  • Typo3

    Typo3

    It is a free and open-source Web content management system written in PHP. It can run on several web servers, such as Apache or IIS, on top of many operating systems, among them Linux, Microsoft Windows, FreeBSD, macOS and OS/2. ...

  • Laravel

    Laravel

    It is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. It attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as authentication, routing, sessions, and caching. ...

  • AEM

    AEM

    It is a web-based client-server system for building, managing and deploying commercial websites and related services. It combines a number of infrastructure-level and application-level functions into a single integrated package. ...

  • Magento

    Magento

    Magento Community Edition is perfect if you’re a developer who wants to build your own solution with flexible eCommerce technology. You can modify the core code and add a wide variety of features and functionality. ...

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    Powerful extension architecture
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    Powerfull CMS
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    Highly customizable
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    Vast repository of free and paid extensions
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    Extensions & Templates
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    Multilingual in the core
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      Customizable
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      Easy to manage
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      Plugins & themes
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      Non-tech colleagues can update website content
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      Really powerful
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      Rapid website development
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      Best documentation
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      Codex
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      Product feature set
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      Custom/internal social network
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      Open source
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      Great for all types of websites
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      Huge install and user base
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      Best
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      It's simple and easy to use by any novice
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      Most websites make use of it
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      Open Source Community
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      Perfect example of user collaboration
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      I like it like I like a kick in the groin
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      Community
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      API-based CMS
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      Easy To use
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      <a href="https://secure.wphackedhel">Easy Beginner</a>
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      Hard to keep up-to-date if you customize things
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      Plugins are of mixed quality
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      Not best backend UI
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      Complex Organization
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      Great Security

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    I blogged about writing again on the existing Blogger blog but it didn't feel right. I looked at a few options where I wouldn't have to worry about hosting cost indefinitely and Jekyll stood out with GitHub Pages. The Importer was fairly straightforward for the existing blog posts.

    Todo * Set up redirects for all posts on blogger. The URI format is different so a complete redirect wouldn't work. Although, there may be something in Jekyll that could manage the redirects. I did notice the old URLs were stored in the front matter. I'm working on a command-line Ruby gem for the current plan. * I did find some of the lost WordPress posts on archive.org that I downloaded with the waybackmachinedownloader. I think I might write an importer for that. * I still have a few Disqus comment threads to map

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    Back in the days, we started looking for a date on different matrimonial websites as there were no Dating Applications. We used to create different profiles. It all changed in 2012 when Tinder, an Online Dating application came into India Market.

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    Django

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      Rapid development
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      Open source
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      Great community
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      Easy to learn
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      Mvc
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      Beautiful code
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      Elegant
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      Free
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      Great packages
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      Great libraries
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      Restful
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      Comes with auth and crud admin panel
    • 65
      Powerful
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      Great documentation
    • 58
      Great for web
    • 44
      Python
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      Great orm
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      Great for api
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      All included
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      Web Apps
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      Fast
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      Used by top startups
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      Clean
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      Easy setup
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      Sexy
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      Convention over configuration
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      ORM
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      The Django community
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      Allows for very rapid development with great libraries
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      Great MVC and templating engine
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      King of backend world
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      Its elegant and practical
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      Mvt
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      Batteries included
    • 5
      Full stack
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      Fast prototyping
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      Easy Structure , useful inbuilt library
    • 5
      Easy to develop end to end AI Models
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      Have not found anything that it can't do
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      Very quick to get something up and running
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      Easy to use
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      Easy
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      Cross-Platform
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      Map
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      Great peformance
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      Scaffold
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      Just the right level of abstraction
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      Modular
    • 3
      Full-Text Search
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      Zero code burden to change databases
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      Python community
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      Many libraries
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      Easy to change database manager
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      Node js
    CONS OF DJANGO
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      Underpowered templating
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      Underpowered ORM
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      Autoreload restarts whole server
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      URL dispatcher ignores HTTP method
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      Internal subcomponents coupling
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      Admin
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      Not nodejs
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      Configuration hell
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      Not as clean and nice documentation like Laravel
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      Python
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      Not typed
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      Bloated admin panel included
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      Overwhelming folder structure
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      InEffective Multithreading

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    For building user interfaces, we're currently using React as it provided the fastest rendering back when we were building our toolkit. It’s worth mentioning Uploadcare is not a front-end-focused SPA: we aren’t running at high levels of complexity. If it were, we’d go with Ember.js.

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    ProcessWire

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      Flexible, powerful, simple
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      Great community support
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      Superb api
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      Easy to learn and powerful to work with
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      100% custom frontend code
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      Typo3

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        Enterprise CMS
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        Great upgrade tools
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        Open source
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        Customizable
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        Community
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        Modular extendable
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        Can be used headless / PWA
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        Page tree to organize sites
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        Many useful core features
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        Multi language
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          Growing community
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          Quickly develop
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          Dependency injection
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          Application architecture
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          Embraces good community packages
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          Write less, do more
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          Restful routing
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          Orm (eloquent)
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          Database migrations & seeds
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          Artisan scaffolding and migrations
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          Awesome
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          Great documentation
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          Awsome, Powerfull, Fast and Rapid
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          Promotes elegant coding
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          Build Apps faster, easier and better
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          JSON friendly
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          Easy to learn, scalability
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          Eloquent ORM
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          Modern PHP
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          Most easy for me
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          Test-Driven
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          Blade Template
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          Beautiful
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          Security
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          Based on SOLID
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          Simple
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          Clean Documentation
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          Cool
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          Easy to attach Middleware
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          Convention over Configuration
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          Easy Request Validatin
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          Easy to use
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          Its just wow
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          Simpler
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          Get going quickly straight out of the box. BYOKDM
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          Laravel + Cassandra = Killer Framework
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          Fast
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          Less dependencies
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          Friendly API
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          Super easy and powerful
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          Simplistic , easy and faster
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          Great customer support
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          Its beautiful to code in
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          The only "cons" is wrong! No static method just Facades
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          Fast and Clarify framework
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          Active Record
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          Php7
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          Speed
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          Easy
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          Composer
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          Laravel Mix
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          Minimum system requirements
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          Easy views handling and great ORM
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          Eloquent
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          Laragon
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          Laravel Nova
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          Laravel casher
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          Ease of use
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          Cashier with Braintree and Stripe
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          Laravel love live long
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          PHP
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          Slower than the other two
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          Heavy
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          Bloated
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          Laravel
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          Confusing
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          Does not work well for file uploads in Shared Hosting
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          Too underrated
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          Difficult to learn
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        Antonio Sanchez

        Back at the start of 2017, we decided to create a web-based tool for the SEO OnPage analysis of our clients' websites. We had over 2.000 websites to analyze, so we had to perform thousands of requests to get every single page from those websites, process the information and save the big amounts of data somewhere.

        Very soon we realized that the initial chosen script language and database, PHP, Laravel and MySQL, was not going to be able to cope efficiently with such a task.

        By that time, we were doing some experiments for other projects with a language we had recently get to know, Go , so we decided to get a try and code the crawler using it. It was fantastic, we could process much more data with way less CPU power and in less time. By using the concurrency abilites that the language has to offers, we could also do more Http requests in less time.

        Unfortunately, I have no comparison numbers to show about the performance differences between Go and PHP since the difference was so clear from the beginning and that we didn't feel the need to do further comparison tests nor document it. We just switched fully to Go.

        There was still a problem: despite the big amount of Data we were generating, MySQL was performing very well, but as we were adding more and more features to the software and with those features more and more different type of data to save, it was a nightmare for the database architects to structure everything correctly on the database, so it was clear what we had to do next: switch to a NoSQL database. So we switched to MongoDB, and it was also fantastic: we were expending almost zero time in thinking how to structure the Database and the performance also seemed to be better, but again, I have no comparison numbers to show due to the lack of time.

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              Robust
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              Powerful
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              E-commerce made easy
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              Mature
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              Flexible
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              System is too complex
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              Slow
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              Processor hungry

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