Static site vs dynamic web server

2024-06-05 12:48:00 +07:00 by Mark Smith

It's true that dynamic web servers are super cheap these days. So why not use one instead of rendering your website as static files?

Here are a few reasons off the top of my head:

These would be the first things that spring to mind for me.

Full disclosure, I develop a static site generator, so I'm biased :)

Note: Ok yes if you use a static site generator it's possible that you could run into npm install / up upgrade issues. On the other hand, in an emergency, you literally can just pickup all your files, leave, and get them up online at a different host without any difficulty. So keeping your existing site online is much easier. You don't need to mess about with a database. Then you have time to fix any problems with the static site generator.

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