I have a pretty good understanding of PHP and although I've only been on and off with the language for a couple of years, I've programmed in many different languages.
I'm building an eCommerce site for a client that has around 10,000 visitors a day so I need to create something that can keep up with the traffic. While it's an eCommerce site, the functionality is going to be pretty simple. I'm also building a site for another company that has basic database functionality.
Given this, is CakePHP a viable solution? I would like to use a framework that can help me rapidly develop applications. I'm willing to give a performance hit for the framework but I don't want it to be a huge one. I could develop the websites with just straight PHP but again there is the time invested.
I like the simple installation, minimal requirements, and PHP base of CakePHP.
Any experience with or insight into CakePHP for simple to moderate complexity sites would be great. Thanks.