Newspaper site looking for a CMS
  • 2007/8/3 14:31

  • dosipov

  • Just popping in

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  • Since: 2007/8/3 1


We are a newspaper site, currently with 1.5 million articles, with hundreds added every day. Our site has separate features, like blogs, photo galleries, static content, etc. We get close to 20 million hits a month.
Right now we are looking for a new CMS system base on top of which we will build custom modifications to fit our site. Can you tell us if XOOPS would be a good choice for our type of site? What kind of hardware would we need to support our traffic? Is there a better choice for a CMS for us (open-source or commercial)?

Please let us know your ideas, or if you know any helpful sites we could look at.

Re: Newspaper site looking for a CMS

Does the newspaper require readers to log into the site in order to read the articles?

XOOPS can serve your purpose in my opinion but like in any CMS with the amount of page views you have, it requires good server and CMS configuration and an extensive use of caching to prevent the MySQL database from overloading.

Have a look at a few users that have high load sites:

XOOPS for high traffic site?


Re: Newspaper site looking for a CMS

dosipov pm me i can help you!

Re: Newspaper site looking for a CMS

http://www.krex.tv/ << I just met and like

alao http://www.technews.gr/
https://xoops.org/modules/repository .. It is time to get involved - XOOPS.ORG

Re: Newspaper site looking for a CMS
  • 2007/8/5 8:57

  • McDonald

  • Home away from home

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  • Since: 2005/8/15

Zdnet has published a new SolutionBase in pdf-format related to Xoops

"Overview: You can use XOOPS to build a powerful content management system, but it can do much more. Here's how to use XOOPS to create a news site for your organization."

The news module, made by Instant-Zero.com, is taken as example.

Link: http://whitepapers.zdnet.com/download ... docid=289814&promo=100510

Re: Newspaper site looking for a CMS
  • 2007/8/5 15:38

  • attock

  • Not too shy to talk

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  • Since: 2006/8/20

CentOs is using XOOPS aswell, according to alexa:

Traffic Rank for centos.org: 11759


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