The benefits of static websites

  • Performance: static HTML files served from a CDN at the edge (i.e. at hundreds of locations around the world) are the fastest way to deliver content to your users
  • Scalability: rather than having to muck around with scaling servers or databases, your website will scale to infinite visitors without any work required on your part
  • 100% Uptime: your users will always be able to access the site and its content super quickly, no matter how your backend is doing
  • SEO: search engines include performance and uptime in their ranking algorithms
  • Security: static sites cannot get hacked and the backend can be decoupled and hidden to the world at large
  • Cost: no need to pay $$$ for a huge db