joined:Mar 19, 2008
Our non-profit has a few sites. Basically, the sites do not change much and our target groups are not found in the top of the line computer-savy people. Flashy content is not wanted, quick loading on older systems and slow connections is.
In the background, the sites are dynamic php sites pure CSS built. The index.php carries the header and side-bar with navigation, and through a script calles the body content files into the body-content area. The body content files are plain files without any coding with exception of an occasional style line (mostly letter size or color formatting). SEF urls are handled with rewrite_rule. No database included, no java; all pure php and css.
We want to include a forum and e-commerce on one of our sites. One option is to use Drupal as CSM for that one site.
Q1: is there an easy way how to import this dynamic site into Drupal without redoing every page hand by hand?
Q2: with less than 1000 visitors per month, is Drupal (with a few combined CSS files) too big a resource drain that can slow down a shared server or should 35 GB bandwith per month be enough.
Q3: does anyone has experience with drupal on an IRM site (www.eample.com is in reality www.mydomain.com/example), especially with SEF?
My laptop now has XAMPP - Drupal installed, the desktop runs Apache-PHP-MySQL-myphpAdmin as manually installed units without any CMS (this is where I do my normal website work).
To forstall remarks, I know that for our situation continuing with our hard-coded php sites and just add phpBB3 as forum program is a quicker solution and less of a resource drain. However, there are secondary reasons why to use Drupal; I need to get experience with it. So rather than just play around with trial sites, I thought I might try to run and maintain one of our real sites with it.
Any comment is welcome.