@justoverclock Yeah, ghost can be a real b***h to set up if not using their blessed config. But it is doable. And once done, easily cloned should you have your sights set on a blog farm.
After years/decades of analysis whilst watching the CMS space grow up I noted a change in my use case perspective: KISS Engineering. Just because we can whiz bang thangs… does not necessarily always mean that we should. Hence, modern times I have come to favor static blog generators, for what little bee-loggin’ I do.
If you wan/need a farm type set up, Apache Roller is pretty mature offering supporting PostgreSQL, imho a far superior choice for instances where there is a need of an rdbms to handle the heavy lifting. Otherwise, if must mysql, maybe take a gander at Percona, eh? It offers some sweet clustering features.
tl;dr… Yeah, ghost offers modern function and form. Apache Roller feels more “mature, professional” but comparatively lagging in modern accoutrements. But does not integrate with NodeBB. Hmm… come to think of it… maybe recent versions of Ghost and NodeBB do not either?.. .
Edit: fwiw, I use Cryogen Web. It is clojure based and offers a handy, dandy REPL
!Aye, caramba!! I almost forget to suggest giving NodeBB consideration.