Drupal

zFacts runs on Drupal, an open-source content management system (CSM). Basically, Drupal is the big brother of WordPress. Drupal does, blogs, books, forums, galleries etc. on a mix-and-match basis. It's much more flexible but hard to learn.

How Drupal got its name. Dries Buytaert was looking to buy a URL, and mistyped dorp, meaning village in Dutch. So he bought drop.org. The Dutch word for drop is druppel, which English speakers pronounce "droo-puhl," and which Dries transliterated to Drupal when he released the first version of the software publicly in January 2001. Now the White House web site runs on Dries' drops.

Drupal hosting