I know there are tons of similar articles on the web; I know
that serious readers are just skipping articles like
this; I know it is not polite to write such headlines; and I
know it’s hard to believe such a statement.
But it’s all true. Why? Because
Not Yet Another WordPress Hosting Company. It
is a static site hosting company powered by a WordPress
- It transforms WordPress into a static site.
- There is no faster hosting than static site hosting;
- Currently HardyPress is the only doing that.
Quod Erat Demonstrandum.
How Hosting Works?
Web hosting means, in layman terms, various technological layers
between the visitor and the content. Less layers the faster the
experience. What HardyPress does is eliminating
all layers and exposing content directly to visitors.
This is the so called static site hosting
— when a dynamic site like WordPress is
compiled into static files.
A visitor browsing a static site is served immediately with the
content ; when browsing a dynamic site the content is assembled
on-the-fly with business logic applied to database queries. That
takes time, lots of time.
They have been around since 2008 when Github’s Tom Preston
Werner created Jekyll, the first static site
Since then everybody tries to serve its content using a static
Modern web technologies like Single Page Applications
(SPA) and Progressive Web Applications
(PWA) when used as Content Management Systems
(CMS) they all do server side rendering,
which means, they deploy a static site instead of a dynamic
Content Delivery Networks (CDN) and premium
hosting services like WP Engine are trying to
do the same using a more complicated and already obsolete
technology called caching.
From static sites we’ve got immediately and easily to the
Headless CMS scene, a hot trend lately, which
means the Content Management System deals only with the backend
and forgets the frontend.
In other words a Headless CMS deals only with
creating and managing content and does not care how the content
is presented to the visitor. In most cases as a static site,
generated by a static site generator.
What HardyPress Does?
In short, transforms WordPress into a
Headless CMS and generates a static site.
You still have all the advantages of a usual WordPress
— the standard admin interface
— but the speed of your site becomes the
fastest possible on the market today.