I have been looking around on hotscripts.com and other sites for a php/mysql site template system to power one of my sites' new layouts

problem is i haven't found one that is easier to use (like vB) and can operate so that the script looks into a template file(s) for the required settings and i applied once or whenever i update the site's layout elements.

I don't want it hitting the mysql database every time a page loads since the site get's up to 36,000 pageviews/day or around 150,000 - 190,000 server hits/day already

anyone using or know of such a script ?