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To CMS or not to CMS that is the question!

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Yes tordeu (nice to see you, by the way!) - Category5 TV is indeed a random beast as far as the host is concerned... we get regular traffic through the week (thousands per day), but Tuesday night at about 6:30pm the numbers get high, and between 7:00pm-7:15pm can sometimes hit 10,000 requests per second. We are not at all a normal test case, and our needs are very different from a standard web site.

By moving onto a custom solution, we'll be able to much better control the resource usage; especially when it comes to the size of mySQL queries (we can be much more specific than Joomla, loading only the content requested rather than entire tables), and we can do a lot by way of optimization and content distribution, but what *we* experience is *not* what the average or normal web site will experience. Normal web sites do not have a 1-hour per week window where their hits skyrocket by hundreds of thousands... ours does. So we have to keep things in perspective.

Joomla is an excellent choice. Category5 though? We've outgrown it. Will you? You'd have to be getting 10,000 hits per second in order to do so. In perspective, that's a relatively insane number... so even on shared hosting (which we have used up to this point) you'll do just fine.

I have many clients who get thousands of hits per day on Joomla and it works fantastically well. Sometimes you run into quirks with the cache system or what have you that needs tweaking (saw it recently with a client site) where it might hit 100% CPU usage on the server, but it's easily fixed with a little know-how.
Robbie Ferguson // The Bald Nerd

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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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