Expensive – require server(s) based on the size of the traffic
Skills – you must be skilled in optimizing web server, database, PHP, WP for optimal performance.
Security – have to ensure necessary WP related security is implemented to avoid being hacked.
Maintenance – you need to regularly updated WP core, themes, plugins to ensure doesn’t expose any vulnerability or break because of compatibility issue.
A static site is lightweight, and security is less concerned.
You can get the static site running on cloud storage like GCS and pay for just storage/bandwidth cost (much lower compare to WordPress server).
I know what you are thinking.
Making site with WordPress is easy as it got large themes and plugins marketplace. You can make your site ready with WP in just a few minutes/hours, which will take longer to design/develop using static HTML/CSS/JS.
So how do you not leave WordPress and enjoy static site benefits, together?
The idea is to use WordPress to build your site and, once done, convert them into static HTML files.
Let’s see how to do it efficiently.
Exporting WordPress to Static HTML Files
There are many ways to achieve this, but I found the following procedure is straightforward. As usual, try in a staging/non-prod environment first to see how it works.
Login to your WordPress Admin
Note: if you don’t have a WP setup yet, then you may set up the LAMP environment on your local PC or use shared hosting like SiteGround.
There are a few limitations to be aware of. The static site won’t be able to do certain things like WordPress.
So if you heavily rely on those, then this may not be a good solution; however, if you are using WordPress site as an information page, startup, personal, then it’s worth giving a try.
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