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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. – y3sh Sep 22 '15 at 14:39
  • See also stackoverflow.com/questions/1721511/… – y3sh Sep 22 '15 at 14:40
  • Are Wordpress and Drupal (PHP-based, afaik) scalable on the web server tier? How? – Gabriele D'Antona Sep 22 '15 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>. – y3sh Sep 22 '15 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. – y3sh Sep 22 '15 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? – Gabriele D'Antona Sep 22 '15 at 18:42

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