Many Drupal users create custom modules to provide specific sets of features that they can reuse across multiple sites. In fact, there is a module for the sole purpose of providing a means to export configuration and create modules that provide features. This is how the Features modules received its name, in fact.
The Features module has two sub-modules. The main Features module provides all the functionalities. The Features UI module provides a user interface for creating and managing features.
We will use Features to export a module with a configuration that contains the default page and article content types provided by the standard installation, so they can be used on other installation profiles.