We've been with DNN since 2.0, and it's been a great way to start and grow our business, but over the years, it seems to have become too big and unweildy, and seems to have fallen far behind the other platforms out there nowadays, so we're considering bailing on DNN completely, but would love to get opinions on the matter. We testing a new platform (Duda) and have built, but not actively promoted yet, a new website hosting solution at https://www.iwantawebsite.com. While this new website is active and is a quick and easy way to launch and host new customer websites, I'm wondering if it's really any better than what we've already accomplished with DNN or not.
We've built thousands of sites on DNN over the years, and have migrated them all quite painfully through the many iterations of DNN. WIth the incredible help from Mitch and his team at Iowa Computer Gurus, we've managed to survive on DNN, but at what cost...many lost customers due to slow and outdated IU, far too many unnpredictable outages, clunky and challenging modules (mostly using Mandeeps modules), and extremely difficult and incredibly expensive upgrade paths, have all forced us to explore other platforms.
After considering several platforms, we've sort of decided on Duda as our new reseller platform of choice, but are now reluctant to really promote it out of fears that we might not have selected the right platform. Maybe DNN has gotten its act together with version 9x and really is a contender again, or is it just another 'has been' on the bloody trail of dead and dying CMS's?
While many of you are still HUGE DNN fans, I'm wondering if it's because you're sort of strapped to it and locked in, wiht no other option or way to get out from under it (easily or cost effectively), or is it REALLY still a viable contender against the likes of WIX, Weebly, Duda, etc.?
Thanks in advance for your input and open minded comparisons, and even any possible criticisms or critiques that I might receive about my new website and platform choice (www.iwantawebsite.com). As I said, I'm teetering on the fence as to which direction to go, and would really value any true and unbiased opinions about DNN's current and future capabilities vs. those of other platforms that have not had to suffer all the drama and growing pains that DNN has been through, or any of the many painful moments that I've experienced with DNN.