This is the very first blog entry on my personal web site, and I wanted to write here about Drupal, since that is what made me do this website. A few weeks back I had not heard of Drupal, and had vaguely heard of other CMS (Content management systems). With names like phpNuke, postNuke and what not, I thought there must be something contrarian useful (and peaceful) in these systems. Why does no one name a CMS like phpPeace or phpLove!
I went for Drupal based on the reviews by others, with a feeling that this was probably a next generation kind of system, built from grounds up with good design. Of course one cannot expect much of an out-of-the-box flashy experience from an open source project. My first installation took me several hours when I hosted my professional website on domain www.deveshwar.com with godaddy. The few hiccups apart, the idea of being able to configure menus, navigation, and post various content was too appealing to ignore further.
That experience led me to think that it would be useful to host a new personal website too, so that professional and personal items can be neatly separated. This time I hosted with siteground.com who also provide a fantastico panel to install drupal. Indeed the installation of drupal took a few clicks and the dirty part of installing php scripts, database etc were done in no time. Also it feels much safer to have a hosting team providing support for various CMS and scripts in ready to use fashion.
Some time back, I could not have thought writing or blogging is something I would do. Even though I do programming for a living, I did not have the time or energy to maintain my own website on a regular basis. But no wonder things become possible when they become easy enough. And I am looking forward to more blogging in future…