My friends and I are building a site and are going to use Joomla. But before I delve into Joomla, I was wondering there are better alternatives. I would like Free and Commercial versions with comparisons and pricing (if it costs). The sort of site we're going to make are like CNet, Mashable, CNN, New York Times, Wall Street Journal - Any of the really big sites. I would also like it to be really be extensible if possible, as we have plans to grow our site.
Whilst I'm at it, what are the best hosts you recommend? One that sticks to their word(if they say unlimited space and space, IT IS unlimited), extremely fast (must be able to handle very large traffic - Facebook style).
Thankyou so much for your help.