Monsti is a CMS designed to host multiple websites or blogs. It is mainly designed for web projects like personal, small business, or small NGO websites.
It provides a simple web frontend for basic site building and editing tasks. More advanced tasks like adding new content types have to be done by writing modules in Go that communicate to Monsti via RPC using a high level API.
Monsti should not be considered rock stable. The API and architecture still might change until the first stable release. But as it's already in use to host some websites, migrations to new releases will be as pleasant as possible and fully documented.
If you have a problem, please first have a look at Monsti's manual in
doc directory or
have a look at and search the open
issues. If you can't find
any help in the manual or open issues, you might open a new
issue (prefered) or
contact the author: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Fast; thanks to Go, a statically typed compiled language, and dependency based caching of pages, queries and calculations. Make your websites almost as fast as statically generated ones!
- Low armortized (i.e. for many hosted sites) resource usage
- No database system required; configuration and content is stored in human readable files. Xapian integration is planned for searching and indexing.
- Internationalization ready (Included languages: de, en, nl).
- Easy to use (albeit basic at the current stage of development) web frontend.
- Separation of code, configuration and presentation.
- Developer friendly: Includes a HTTPd; Go templates; high level API for node type and field creation and other common tasks.
- Administrator friendly: Syslog; init script; Makefile target for basic Debian packaging (via fpm, other distributions should be easy); respecting the filesystem hierarchy
- Silk Icons by Mark James
- Influenced by Wordpress, Kotti, Plone, Drupal, and other great open source CMS.