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To CMS or not to CMS that is the question!

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I have not done much with Joomla or Concrete5 until now other than a small test install some time ago. I did a little more with Drupal.

I think that you are better of with Joomla than with Concrete5, simply because there are much more people who use it, so you have a better chance at finding resources, find tutorials, get answers in forums, find books etc.

Concerning your server setup: That is not a problem unless you are expecting a lot of traffic. While shared hosting usually does not offer a lot of performance, that just means that you can handle less hits and that the requests might take a little longer to get fulfilled. But unless you have numerous people on your site at once all the time, the server will be idling most of the time anyway.

Most CMSs also offer caching mechanisms that will help. It won't necessarily make the site faster if you only have a few users a day, because normally caches are invalidated after a pretty short time, but it means that the server will not bog down as fast as one might think if the number of requests increases. (100 requests/s will not need 100 times the processing power of 1 request/s; it could be a LOT less than that depending on how aggressively the caching works and on other things like access statistics).
Of course, there always is a limit. You can also use a CMS for high traffic sites, but because a CMS is normally a very general system it's efficiency is not as high as that of a good specialized system. Still, you can have pretty big sites on a single server.
I think Category5 is a very special thing. It will probably have a large amount of requests around the time it airs and a lot less otherwise. Most sites will not have that problem and it will be a lot less variations in request rates.

I say give Joomla a try. It supposed to be fairly easy to learn the basics and because of the large number of plug-ins, you probably won't need to go into plug-in development.
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To CMS or not to CMS that is the question! - by ajamison - 03-18-2012, 10:23 PM
RE: To CMS or not to CMS that is the question! - by Robbie Ferguson - 03-19-2012, 12:35 PM
RE: To CMS or not to CMS that is the question! - by ajamison - 03-19-2012, 01:14 PM
RE: To CMS or not to CMS that is the question! - by Robbie Ferguson - 03-19-2012, 04:18 PM
RE: To CMS or not to CMS that is the question! - by ajamison - 03-19-2012, 05:45 PM
RE: To CMS or not to CMS that is the question! - by tordeu - 03-20-2012, 07:26 PM
RE: To CMS or not to CMS that is the question! - by Garbee - 03-20-2012, 07:30 PM
RE: To CMS or not to CMS that is the question! - by Robbie Ferguson - 03-21-2012, 11:02 PM
RE: To CMS or not to CMS that is the question! - by Garbee - 03-24-2012, 12:09 PM
RE: To CMS or not to CMS that is the question! - by Robbie Ferguson - 03-25-2012, 07:30 AM
RE: To CMS or not to CMS that is the question! - by Garbee - 03-25-2012, 10:13 AM
RE: To CMS or not to CMS that is the question! - by Robbie Ferguson - 03-25-2012, 12:07 PM
RE: To CMS or not to CMS that is the question! - by ajamison - 03-25-2012, 04:06 PM
RE: To CMS or not to CMS that is the question! - by Garbee - 03-25-2012, 05:59 PM
RE: To CMS or not to CMS that is the question! - by ajamison - 03-25-2012, 07:32 PM
RE: To CMS or not to CMS that is the question! - by Garbee - 03-26-2012, 06:38 AM
RE: To CMS or not to CMS that is the question! - by Robbie Ferguson - 03-26-2012, 12:18 PM
RE: To CMS or not to CMS that is the question! - by chaslinux - 04-10-2012, 08:18 PM
RE: To CMS or not to CMS that is the question! - by Garbee - 04-11-2012, 09:23 AM
 
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