who is self-hosting a static website and what are you using to build it?

This page summarizes the projects mentioned and recommended in the original post on reddit.com/r/selfhosted

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  • Metalsmith

    An extremely simple, pluggable static site generator.

    I use Metalsmith. Been happy with it. I build my site into a self-contained nginx docker image.

  • astro

    Build faster websites with Astro's next-gen island architecture 🏝✨

    https://astro.build/ is similar to Gatsby but not React exclusive.

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support. Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

  • PussTheCat.org

    The PussTheCat.org source code.

  • invidious.io

    The Invidious.io website

  • Hexo

    A fast, simple & powerful blog framework, powered by Node.js.

    I'm currently using Hexo, I write articles in markdown, commit them to a git repository and push them to Github. I then have a Github Action to bundle the static website and publish it on Github Pages, so I get free hosting 👌

  • Pelican

    Static site generator that supports Markdown and reST syntax. Powered by Python.

    I do (The Wombelix Post) and use Pelican with a customized Theme and a few Plugins. Took me initially some time to setup and adjust based on my needs but works great since then :)

  • islet

    🌴 Tiny self-hosted blogging platform

    islet :) /selfpromo

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    Clean code begins in your IDE with SonarLint. Up your coding game and discover issues early. SonarLint is a free plugin that helps you find & fix bugs and security issues from the moment you start writing code. Install from your favorite IDE marketplace today.

  • eleventy 🕚⚡️

    A simpler static site generator. An alternative to Jekyll. Transforms a directory of templates (of varying types) into HTML.

    I use eleventy for my static sites.

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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