I'm searching for a "CMS" that would meet those requirements:

  • free, possibly
  • affordable (should handle 30.000-40.000 pageviews per day)
  • should run on Linux
  • should give the end-user (our internal users) the possibility to publish new images/new content (just static files, for now) without the help of the IT department
  • should be scalable (should handle multiple web servers)

We don't need a complex CMS, our application logic is 95% in our java/jboss app.

Thanks for your help.

  • I think Alfresco, LifeRay, Drupal, Wordpress, and Fork-CMS all meet your criteria. You could spin up any of these on an instance and just hit them as an API from your java app. Sep 22, 2015 at 14:39
  • See also stackoverflow.com/questions/1721511/… Sep 22, 2015 at 14:40
  • Are Wordpress and Drupal (PHP-based, afaik) scalable on the web server tier? How?
    – friol
    Sep 22, 2015 at 18:39
  • All of them are scalable in a similar way. Here's a blog about scaling wordpress on AWS EC2 using autoscaling. mornin.org/blog/scalable-wordpress-amazon-web-services The basic idea is that you separate out the CMS components (database, application layer, load-balancer) through installation, then wire them together with configuration on the CMS. For each of these, just google for tutorials on auto-scaling <this CMS>. Sep 22, 2015 at 18:48
  • I think some of these products offer paid-solutions where they do all of this for you, but that's a super spendy route to go if you're on a budget. Sep 22, 2015 at 18:53

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I would point out Instant Press 2.1 based on the open-source web2py framework. Very easy to deploy to a miriad of web servers.

  • "very easy to deploy"... how? Just the web tier or the other tiers too?
    – friol
    Sep 22, 2015 at 18:42

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