Could use some help choosing the right CMS and VPS specs :)
Dear LET-community, I am soon to buy a shiny new VPS. As it will be by first one, I would like to ask a few questions beforehand to save me some trouble after the order. The VPS should be used mainly for hosting a small, but dynamic website, featuring a customized CMS.
That would be my first point: Which CMS should I choose? As it's a VPS and I don't want to spend too much on it, it shouldn't be too resource-heavy, while maintaining a good balance between customizability and speed. I am especially looking at Drupal (PHP) and Django (Python), both languages I'm already pretty common with. Any recommendations?
Then there would be the question of the hardware. I presume the following things will run on it: - Webserver (Apache? nginx?) - Database - Mailserver (with IMAP) - SSH (+ maybe mosh) - FTP - (maybe an IRC-bot)
While I don't expect much users to get through to my page, I would still prefer not to constantly be on the bleeding edge of RAM usage. Also, I am a bit paranoid about the bandwidth. Can anyone get me a rough estimate of monthly bandwitdth for such a setup? Oh, and please forgive me this wall of text and my general "noobiness". ^^"