In this video, dive deeper into the advantages of static sites and explore why they are faster, cheaper, and more secure than other options like WordPress.
- [Instructor] Because the server only needs…to serve simple files, static sites load incredibly fast.…Fast loading times help keep your users engaged…and can help your search engine ranking as well.…Since you don't need a powerful or fancy server,…static sites are also very cheap to host.…In this course you'll host a site using…Amazon's S3 storage service,…which costs pennies in most cases.…To give you an example I host my own blog using S3…and on a typical month the bill is about three cents…for storage and 50 cents for data transfer.…
I recently had a post go viral on the front page…of Hacker News and the bill for tens of thousands…of visitors and downloads was still just three cents…for storage and a little over a dollar for data transfer.…This is must cheaper than most hosting.…The final advantage of static sites is security.…CMS's like WordPress and Drupal…are huge targets for hackers, and new vulnerabilities…are found an exploited on a regular basis.…Unless you regularly update all of your CMS software…
- How static sites work
- Advantages of static sites
- Tools for building static sites
- Installing Hugo and Git
- Creating a new Hugo site
- Building a website
- Setting up a deployment pipeline
- Deploying and testing a site
Skill Level Beginner
Amazon Web Services Essential Trainingwith Jeff Winesett5h 2m Intermediate
Amazon Web Services: Storage and Data Managementwith Brandon Rich3h 50m Intermediate
1. How Static Sites Work
2. Set Up Hugo
3. Build a Website
4. Set Up a Deployment Pipeline
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