The DotNetNuke web hosters at PowerDNN have put together a nice 3 minute survey to analyze your needs on what version of DotNetNuke that you might need to have.
The survey has 3 categories.
1. Website Size
2. Website Usage
3. Project Details
With an easy UI of drop down lists, you just answer the questions listed in each category and then submit them to the site.
After you submit, you'll get reasons why you should use either the Community or Professional Edition of DotNetNuke.
Here's an example of the results that I received based on my input:
You should use DotNetNuke Community Edition because:
DotNetNuke Community Edition is designed for Small Business Websites.
DotNetNuke Community Edition is recommended for websites using only 1GB or Less of disk space.
DotNetNuke Community Edition is recommended for websites using only 1GB or Less of database space.
DotNetNuke Community Edition is recommended for websites with only 1 Portal.
DotNetNuke Community Edition is designed for small websites with only 25 - 100 User Accounts.
DotNetNuke Community Edition does not contain content approval workflows because it would overburden 2 - 5 Content Editors.
DotNetNuke Community Edition is designed for websites with only 1 Web Server.
DotNetNuke Community Edition is free and will not impact a small budget of $0 - $3k.
DotNetNuke Community Edition is much simpler for an organization with only 1 - 15 Employees to adequately leverage.
DotNetNuke Community Edition does not include legal indemnification which may be acceptable because your organization is small.
You may consider DotNetNuke Professional Edition because:
DotNetNuke Professional Edition's content management is designed for websites that have 25 - 50 Pages or more.
DotNetNuke Professional Edition is optimized for heavy usage which includes 100 - 500 Concurrent Users or more.
DotNetNuke Professional Edition's advanced security model is recommended for high-security and VPN environments.
DotNetNuke Professional Edition's Unlimited Support and Guaranteed Issue Resolution will reduce maintainance costs once the outsourced project is complete.
The results were very honest and PowerDNN was not trying to sell me the Professional version of DotNetNuke. Great idea to have for those that really don't know what version they should get.
Check it out!
SOME MEMBERS OF THE DOTNETNUKE COMMUNITY HAVE INFORMED ME THAT THERE ARE SOME MISLEADINGS IN THE RESULTS THAT YOU GET FROM THIS SURVEY AND TONY VALENTI FROM POWER DNN IS LOOKING INTO THEM AND I AM SURE HE WILL FIX THE SURVEY TO GET BETTER RESULTS.
USE AT YOUR OWN RISK IS MY ADVICE.
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