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Static Website Hosting

Tiiny Host is a simple, efficient and performant hosting service for static websites. A static website is a website that appears the same to all visitors and does not require a backend server or database to render it. It's composed of frontend only static files such as HTML, JavaScript and images (jpeg, png, svg etc).

Why static hosting?

⚡ Speed

Static websites load faster, much faster. With no need to make database calls or dynamically update the page before rendering, they're instantly available to users.

🔎 SEO

Modern SEO rankings favour fast loading websites, a key feature of static sites. Crawlers easily scan pre-rendered pages.

🤑 Low cost

No expensive rendering server or database means significantly cheaper hosting costs, even at scale.

🔒 Security

Vulnerabilities often occur in servers that need to be regularly updated to avoid breaches. Static sites do not require a backend servers and so are not susceptible to typical web vulnerabilities.

🧘 Simple deployments

Publish your site in seconds. HTML files and related assets are small and extremely quick to deploy. No need to configure complex servers or databases.

👨‍🔧️ Reliability

Pre-rendered pages mean a consistent user experience every time. No servers mean less to fail and go offline to interrupt user experiences.

How to host a static website

Upload your website in 3 steps

1. Zip Static Files

First, zip all your static files into a zip file. Your zip file must include an index.html file.

2. Upload Zip File

Head over to tiiny.host and upload your zip file.

3. Launch

Enter a subdomain name you want and click launch!

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Examples of static websites

Useful use cases

Optimized landing pages

Create beautiful and quick loading landing pages for the best user experience and highest conversions.

Simple blogs

Focus on your writing by saying goodbye to a heavy, bloated CMS like Wordpress. Convert to a faster, more secure and simpler static blog for an all round better experience.

Beautiful portfolios

Present your beautiful creations using a simple and static web page that is cheap and simple to host.

Resources

Useful posts for static websites

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Frequently asked questions

What is a static website?

A static website is composed of HTML, JavaScript and image files where the content of the web page generally appears the same to all visitors.

What is a dynamic website?

A dynamic website is usually hosted on a backend server and renders the content for a visitor as and when a visitor requests for it. It can dynamically return different content for different types of users.

What are the benefits of a static site?

A static web page is pre-built and then uploaded to static hosting so that all visitors see the same content. This means that a static website is fast to load, cheap to run, highly reliable and also more secure compared with a dynamic website.

Can you host a WordPress site as a static website?

WordPress sites run on PHP and require a PHP-compatible server to run. Static site hosting does not provide a PHP-compatible server so you cannot host a WordPress website as a static website. However, there are many tools on the web such as WP2Static which can convert a WordPress website into a compatible static website. You can then upload and host the converted site here.

How do static sites work?

A static webpage is firstly pre-rendered and built offline outputting as set of static files (HTML, JavaScript & images). It can then be uploaded to a Content Delivery Network (CDN) which replicates and distributes the static files across the world. When a user visits your website, the user is routed to the closest location on the CDN to download your website's static files. The static files are finally rendered in the user's browser.

Should I build a static or dynamic website?

It depends on the features you require your web page to have. A static website is perfect for simple web pages where the content does not change frequently and appears the same for all types of visitors. If your webpage needs to appear differently for different users you would need to dynamically render the web page on a server based on the type of user that visits your website. You can also divide a dynamic website into a static frontend and a dynamic backend which provides the web page with dynamic data.

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