Grav vs Symphony CMS: What are the differences?
What is Grav? A modern open source flat-file CMS. It is a free, open-source and self-hosted content management system (CMS) based on the PHP programming language and Symfony web application framework. It uses a flat file database for both backend and frontend. It is more widely used, and growing at a faster rate, than other leading flat-file CMS competitors.
What is Symphony CMS? XSLT-powered open source content management system. It is a beautifully minimal PHP+MySQL-based open source content management system that uses XML and XSLT as its backbone. On the surface, it is similar in function to ExpressionEngine, Textpattern, WordPress, or Drupal.
Grav and Symphony CMS belong to "Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by Grav are:
On the other hand, Symphony CMS provides the following key features:
- Approaches content management with the underlying goals of simplicity and openness
- Gives designers and developers complete control over data structures, URL schemas, and every bit of markup
- Puts the Web's most exciting APIs at your fingertips with an easy-to-use, XML-centric data engine
Grav is an open source tool with 11.2K GitHub stars and 1.13K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Grav's open source repository on GitHub.