my name is james, and i work for a credit union in south australia with about 50,000 members. we are looking at redeveloping our website, and since i have put my hand up to develop the website in house rather than go to an external developer.
as a background for my own skillset, i have been involved in web design/development for near on 10 years now. i have a fairly wide skillset, but lately most of my work has been with wordpress, which i've used to develop dynamic websites that i can handover to clients with a minimum of fuss. i also find coding wordpress second nature, and the wealth of plugins has proven to be a timesaver.
but enough about me.
in terms of the site, it currently has around 6,000 visitors per day. i don't know if you'd consider that 'high traffic', but i certainly do... most of my freelance work doesn't really see hits anywhere near that amount.
will silverstripe be suitable for a website with this level of traffic?
i'm attracted to silverstripe as the CMS frontend is really, really nice and the structure of pages is really flexible. templating also seems to be very easy, and just makes sense to me coming from wordpress.
i have checked out drupal and joomla, and they just didn't seem to check all the boxes like silverstripe does. they kind of seem limited in their structuring of pages (or at least one of the two did, i cant remember which one), and the learning curve just felt much steeper than silverstripe.
i'd appreciate candid answers as it's going to be my head on the chopping block if i recommend an unstable cms platform!
also, i know this is a silverstripe forum, but if you guys have other suggestions on robust and functional cms platforms, i'm willing to listen.