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General Discussion

Simple Inquiry web application

Im planning to make a web app that accepts two kinds of post. It's like a forum but only focuses on two topics. I want it easy and simple to navigate just like team treehouses forum.

 My question is should I code it from scratch and use a framework? (I know php but I'm working on my sql at the moment) or use a web software (CMS)? I think I can do this with drupal but drupal loading time is so slow. I want the site to be very fast as possible.

1 Answer

Jeremy Germenis
Jeremy Germenis
29,854 Points

If you are trying to gain experience in programming I would try to make it myself. You have to keep in mind that you will need to make sure you have the time to be able to perform maintenance and upkeep on it. It's kind of like getting a dog. We tend to focus on all the fun were going to have with our new furry friend and forget about having to clean up a bunch of crap...

If your going to use a CMS like drupal, hosting makes all the difference with performance. Find a hosting company that caters specifically to the CMS of your choice. You will pay a little more but it will be worth it!