We are developing a new site with quite a bit of static content that is being maintained in DreamWeaver with the use of templates to define the look/feel/menuing, etc. We are comfortable with this model for most of the content, but need a solution for user accounts and database maintenance.
Can Drupal be added to an existing site to handle user account creation/maintenance/security, with Drupal elements being added to existing pages to handle only that function?
Is Drupal a good tool maintain existing databases?
In an environment that already has a MySQL DB environment, is it recommended that Drupal be installed in a separate MySQL database?
Can Drupal be installed in a sub-directory of a site, and have it's functionality available to the rest of the pre-existing pages (for the aformentioned security requirements)?
I've read the introduction and "Is Drupal right for my needs" functions and my hybrid needs really weren't addressed.
Thanks in advance!