Website Loading Time is Most Important Factor now a days. Users of the 21st century don’t like to waste 5 - 6 seconds during website loading. Website speed Also Affects Google ranking.
I think Best Time for Webpage Loading is 2 sec. I am Wordpress developer & i use it in most of my client websites. Wordpress is Best CMS [Content Management System], I wrote a white paper on Wordpress. You can read it Here
But Web speed In Wordpress Is an Issue. Because of php and mysql, server side programming Speed of WP Website Is much Reduced.
I Joined TechHub [Punjab IT Board] these Vacations, There I saw a Web developer working on a static site generator. That time I had no idea about this.
I came to office and searched about static site generators. I was much happy when I saw the advantages of static site generators. The greatest pleasure was that everything is static. I can even host it on GitHub pages. No more Regular web hosting or server required.
I selected Hugo as my static site generator. Because it was much fast as compared to others. In milli seconds my site was created whenever I add new content.
Hugo has awesome themes also. You can customize The themes as you wish. Initially I downloaded Hugo on my laptop. In just couple of hours I was able to setup everything.
My plan was to use Hugo on personal laptop. And then when everything is ready to publish…. Export the static files into GitHub pages that will Host the website.
Later on I thought this method is tough. I can’t upload the whole files of my website Everytime when I add new content to my website or make changes in existing one.
I don’t remember how but I came to know about Netlify. I again Researched about Netlify and Hugo integration with GitHub. This was the most ideal system that I made.
Whenever I make changes in my GitHub Repo. Netlify automatically deploys the changes. Now I have shifted my domain from cloudflare to Netlify also.
Although cloudflare provides CDN service and free SSL certificate & a lot more features but Netlify also provides the same. A Free SSL certificate and global CDN Service.
The Website where you are reading this post Now Has a Load time of 1 second. Super fast and stylish. Mobile Response.
I’ll like to tell something more. This blog is working 100% Free. Totally Free. No cost.
I have created tens of blogs for others but never made for self use… This was my First Post…. Please ignore mistakes.