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16 Open Source Alternatives For Proprietary Server Software - efytimes.com

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A huge chunk of the developer community is going for open source software nowadays, why don't you?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014: Content management systems, e-commerce platforms, mail servers etc. fall under the category of server software. These are very useful for developers in order to pursue various projects. But buying proprietary versions of these software is not an option for everyone. That is where open source comes in. Here are 16 alternatives for proprietary software in this arena. Watch this space for more.

1. Joomla
Taken from the official website:
Joomla is used all over the world to power Web sites of all shapes and sizes. For example:

Corporate Web sites or portals
Corporate intranets and extranets
Online magazines, newspapers, and publications
E-commerce and online reservations
Government applications
Small business Web sites
Non-profit and organizational Web sites
Community-based portals
School and church Web sites
Personal or family homepages

2. Drupal
From the website: Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world.

3. XOOPS
Official description: Easy to use dynamic web content management system written in PHP.

4. Alfresco
This open source system can provide solutions for the following:

Team Collaboration
Document Management
Secure File Sharing
Mobile Content Management
Business Process Automation
Information Governance

5. DotNetNuke
This is amongst the best known web content management systems for ASP.NET. It is used by over 700,000 websites.

6. Get Simple
This is an open source XML-based content management system that is licensed under the GNU Public License.

7. Liferay
This is an open source software that can handle content and document management, shared workspaces, Web publishing, social networking, collaboration and identity management activities.

8. Magnolia
This is a very useful open source Java-based content management system that has clients from various countries and also amongst Fortune 500 companies.

9. WebGUI
From the website: The all-in-one CMS. With all it has to offer, the WebGUI Content Engine is the preferred choice for thousands of businesses, agencies, universities and schools who have discovered just how easy managing their Web sites can be.

10. Owl Intranet Knowledgebase
Compatible with both Linux and Windows operating systems, this CMS allows you to create a knowledge base for your website(s).

Databases

11. MySQL
This is amongst the most popular relational database management systems (RDBMS) in the world.

12. PostgreSQL
This is another well known object-RDBMS that is used by many developers around the world.

13. Firebird
This is another relational database that runs on Windows, Linux and a number of Unix-based platforms.

E-Commerce

14. Magento
This is the fastest growing open source e-commerce platform available nowadays. It offers a number of useful features along with support for a variety of payment platforms.

15. PrestaShop
This e-commerce platform has numerous users around the world and runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X platforms. It is an award winning platform.

16. Zen Cart
This is an OS independent platform that has been designed partly by e-commerce shop owners.

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