Website Platforms

Choose a Platform

You can choose a pre-made platform or you can build your own website using an installable platform within your hosting solution. There are many types of websites and you can review the list of them here.

Platforms to Review

  • (premade) Premade platforms such as Ebay or Amazon
  • (install to host) Content Management System platforms such as WordPress or Joomla
  • (install to host) Purpose built platforms such as phpbb or zen cart

Premade Platforms

There are many premade platform solutions that don’t require hosting or any technical know how. See the post about premade platforms.

Content Management Systems

Content Mangement Systems are commonly called CMS and manage content such as pages, posts, and various other things like that.

  • WordPress
    • Ranked #1
    • Best upgrading system available. Most systems will break between versions such as Joomla or Drupal. WordPress is designed to be flexible and updateable. Sometimes things will break but rarely.
    • You can install almost anything you want to it including blogs, eCommerce, forums, social networks that are similar to facebook, etc. See more about WordPress here.
  • Joomla
  • Drupal
  • PHP Nuke

Note: CMS should be made into its own page so as to more fully describe the systems. Also lists should only have the top solutions in their field. No randoms.

Purpose Built Platforms

  • Blogging
    • WordPress
    • b2evolution
    • Textpattern
    • Geeklog
    • Anchor CMS
    • Croogo
    • Chyrp CMS
    • NucleusCMS
  • Classifieds
    • Noah’s Classifieds
  • Client Management (CRM)
    • Feng
    • Front Accounting
    • SugarCRM
    • vtigerCRM
  • Forums
    • phpBB
    • Vanilla Forums
    • PunBB
    • Simple Machines Forum
  • eCommerce
    • CubeCart
    • OpenCart
    • PrestaShop
    • Zen Cart
    • TomatoCart
    • OSComerce
    • Megento
    • AgoraCart
    • ShopSite
  • Education
    • Moodle
    • Chamilo
  • Forms and Surveys
    • LimeSurvey
  • Guestbooks
    • Lazarus
    • GBook
  • Help Center
    • Crafty Syntax Live Help
    • osTicket
  • Live Chat
    • phpFreeChat
    • X7Chat
  • Mailing Lists
    • Dada Mail
    • poMMo
  • Photo Galleries
    • Piwigo
    • Coppermine
    • Zenphoto
    • Gallery
    • 4images
  • Project Management
    • Mantis
    • PHProjekt
  • Networking
    • elgg
    • Oxwall
    • Pligg
  • Statistics
    • Piwik
  • Utilities
    • WebCalendar
    • GCount
    • phpMyFAQ
    • PhpGedView
  • Webmail
    • Roundcube
  • Website Builder
    • concrete
    • liveSite
    • Soholaunch
    • BasicPages
  • Wiki
    • MediaWiki
    • PmWiki
    • DokuWiki
    • Tiki Wiki

Note: Purpose Built Platforms should be made into its own page so as to more fully describe the systems. Also lists should only have the top solutions in their field. No randoms.

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