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A minimum installation requires 15 Megabytes. 60 MB is needed for a website with many contributed modules and themes installed. Keep in mind you need much more for the database, files uploaded by the users, media, backups and other files.
Apache, Nginx, Microsoft IIS or any other web server with proper PHP support.
Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle are supported by additional modules.
More details about database requirements.
Drupal is a powerful and flexible content management system for building virtually any kind of website. What are you looking for Drupal to do for you? The following are some areas that Drupal champions:
On the other hand, for certain limited uses, Drupal may not be the best choice. If your only requirement is to:
Important note: When evaluating any software, the user should always do due diligence and ensure that the software is properly maintained with regular security fixes and updates. Drupal.org is not responsible for any of the above software hosted on external websites. Read more about Drupal security and how to get involved.
With every release, Drupal is becoming easier to use, but like most powerful tools, it will always have a learning curve. Drupal takes time and commitment. If you or your organization are not prepared to invest the time learning how Drupal works (or if you are not able to hire Drupal expertise), it may not be your best option.
In brief, you should always run one of the recommended official releases. These can be found at the Drupal Project page.
At any given time, there are two major release series of Drupal which are supported. Currently, these are Drupal 7 and Drupal 8. Updated versions of each of these are issued on a regular basis. For example, within the Drupal 7 series, several versions have been and will continue to be released: 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, etc. These versions are sometimes collectively referred to as “7.x”; however, they are not all equal. The newest version in each series fixes problems that were discovered since the previous version, and these fixes sometimes include critical security updates. Thus, regardless of whether you are using Drupal 7 or 8, you should always run the most current version in the series.
In deciding between Drupal 7 and Drupal 8, several factors should be taken into consideration. Drupal 8 is newer, will be supported longer, and contains more features and enhancements than Drupal 7; therefore, if all else is equal, use Drupal 8. However, the releases of contributed modules, themes, translations, and installation profiles compatible with each major Drupal release series sometimes lag behind Drupal itself, so if the functionality you need is not yet available for Drupal 8, this may affect your decision.
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