1. What is a Static Website?
Static sites enable you to decouple your content repository and front-end interface, giving you greater flexibility in how your content is served. Cost-efficiency is another reason companies migrate to a static site because static files are lightweight and often faster and cheaper to serve.
In the last few years, static sites have greatly increased in popularity. This surge is primarily due to advances in developer tools (languages and libraries) and a stronger desire among businesses to optimize website performance beyond the limits of a database-driven site. Below, we’ll discuss the benefits of a static site in greater detail.
Static Site vs Dynamic Sites
2. Why you should consider using a Static Site
Server-side rendering presents fewer potential challenges when it comes to site loading, since the data (your site content) is being delivered as a fully pre-rendered webpage. Site visitors are less likely to experience issues such as broken images or pages that won’t load.
Page speed can also be faster because a static site is pre-rendered as lightweight, static HTML files. It’s more efficient to render a pre-built webpage as opposed to building out the webpage for every page visitor. Improved page speeds can also translate to better SEO rankings.
A static site lets you present content across multiple channels without having to reauthor your content. What’s more, a static structure can easily adapt to the changing needs of your website or app.
With a dynamic site, hackers have multiple opportunities to breach your data because the entire system is connected. Yet with a static site, your content database exists independently from your front-end web interface. This setup gives hackers fewer entry points and keeps your data more secure. Website visitors do not connect to the content database each time they visit your website, which provides yet another security advantage compared to databa