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Most scalable, fast web-framework (or CMS) for e-commerce?

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#1 AlecTaylor



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Posted 18 October 2011 - 12:33

Good afternoon,

I'm building an e-commerce site. I'm looking for a web-framework or CMS [any language] which covers the following requirements:
  • Scalable: For up to 1000 separate online shops in the one website directory
  • Fast: In comparison with other frameworks or CMSs (in terms of load speed, caching, transaction time)
  • Interoperable: Must be built on web standards (not limited to one browser or OS... mobile accessibility also required)
  • Quick development time: Looking for something which already has the components, and I just need to link them with minimal custom code (i.e. this is the case with DJango)
  • Free and locally hostable
Please recommend some good ones.

Thanks for all suggestions,

Alec Taylor

#2 the better twin

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 12:46

Heard nothing but good things about open cart:
Dunno if it will be 100% suitable.

#3 threetonesun


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Posted 18 October 2011 - 13:07

Drupal + ubercart (http://www.ubercart.org/) is also popular. I'd use Drupal 6 over 7 at the moment.

#4 Pulgafree


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Posted 18 October 2011 - 13:20

When I think on frameworks and confidence.building software solution I take a really a good look on the use and experience the software have.

Wordpress and WP e Commerce would do a good job on your needed solution features.

BTW, If you interesed in good scalable themes for this configuration, go to storefrontthemes.com. They have a really good quality themes.

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Good luck.

#5 Site Lab

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 10:47

Have you heard of Magento? Its a very nice ecommerce application.