I'm looking at the options to build a self-hosted site that will contain the following features:
- news, ie. blog entries by the site owner (not users)
- user profiles
- internal e-mail (not part of the forum, so that users don't have to enter the forum to send e-mails to one or more users)
I anticipate that...
- most of the activity will be in the forum
- a single MySQL server will end up being a bottleneck at some point...
so would like some feedback on using WordPress to build this site instead of building the whole thing from scratch.
If WP isn't a good solution for this, what other open-source, Linux-based solution would you recommend?