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Why you should use static websites in 2022.


I'm a big fan of static websites. They are fast, secure, and require virtually no maintenance. Here is a rundown of my top reasons to go static.

Speed, scalability, simplicity

With a static site, you don't need to worry about setting up databases. This makes the site so much faster as you don't need to wait for a database to process requests. By pre-compiling the sites you also don't need to waste time and processing power on server-side rendering which also speeds up your site. Furthermore, it makes your site incredibly scalable as you don't need to worry about keeping replica databases in sync.

You can even serve the site from global CDNs on the Edge for amazing speed.

Security, stability, and cost

You don't need to worry about keeping your database secure since there is no database. You can also rest easy knowing your site is stable and that you don't need to maintain a complex backend. You can also rest assured that there won't be any unexpected runtime errors that are hard to find.

You can also use a Git powered CMS to collaborate on Markdown posts.

What's even better is that static web hosting has become incredibly cheap, to the point where many companies offer free hosting.


Are you ready to go static? I created a software called HydePHP, that generates amazing static websites from Markdown files, with the power of Laravel waiting for you if you need it. Why not give it a spin? Learn more at!

And importantly, let me know your thoughts in the comments!

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