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Which Content Management System (CMS) should I use?

I have to build a new website for my client.. and he needs this stuff:

A user generated content website.. where users can upload their own videos.. (i will use a video hosting platform with api like fliqz.com)

I must manage a big user system.. where users can create their own "sub-users"... the site must manage paid subscriptions and payments through paypal.. and other payment gateways...

So the question is.. i have to use a pre-built CMS and extend it.. or just a good framework?

I've been thinking about joomla, drupal and expressionengine...

It's not neccesary to use a open source cms...

I've looking at drupal.. but is not as easy to understand and extend...

Can anyone help me to make a good decision?

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Are you restricted by the server infrastructure? does it need to be LAMP or can it be Microsoft.NET based? –  Luke Duddridge Feb 23 '11 at 17:06

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Drupal would be the best choice if your after a pre-built CMS. ExpressionEngine isn't powerful enough to do what you want.

As far as frameworks go, I would go for Symfony. There is a learning curve but it's very very powerful.

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we'll work on LAMP.. i've been looking at drupal.. and its a little hard to understand i think =( i've worked a lot over CodeIgniter.. and the new EE version uses CI as base... –  user5616 Feb 23 '11 at 18:29

Joomla is a popular CMS because it's easy to use and extensible, among other reasons. I suggest you check out Windows Web App Gallery. There is a large list of CMS's (for PHP and ASP.NET) that you can check out through there and also get ratings and reviews on them.

Also, you can download the Microsoft Web Platform Installer. This will give you a way to download any of the CMS's you find in the Windows Web App Gallery.

One last thing that would definitely make using the CMS's a lot easier for you would be to download Microsoft WebMatrix. This is a Microsoft development tool that makes it very easy to download and work with open source web applications.

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