Learn more about the advantages of static sites and why they are faster, cheaper, and more secure than other options for building sites like WordPress.
- [Instructor] Because the server…only needs to serve simple files,…static sites load incredibly fast.…Fast loading times helps keep your users engaged…and can improve 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 learn how to 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 maybe 50 or 60 cents for data transfer.…
Last year, I had one of my posts go viral…and the bill for tens of thousands of visitors…was still just three cents for storage…and a little over a dollar for data transfer.…This is much cheaper than most traditional hosting.…The final advantage of static sites is security.…CMSes like WordPress and Drupal are huge targets for hackers…and new vulnerabilities are found and exploited…on a regular basis.…Unless you regularly update all of your CMS software…
- Advantages of static sites
- Installing Jekyll and Git
- Creating a new Jekyll site
- Installing themes
- Adding posts, pages, and static content
- Setting up for deployment with GitHub, Travis CI, Node, and npm
- Deploying to FTP, AWS, and Netlify
- Adding a custom, secure domain
Skill Level Beginner
1. How Static Sites Work
2. Set Up Jekyll
3. Build a Website
4. Prepare for Publishing
5. Deploy via FTP
6. Deploy to AWS
7. Deploy with Netifly
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