When I recreated my website last April, I had to choose a hoster.
For a while, I have been using GitHub Pages for different projects with Jekyll, and it worked well. However, since I joined IBM as a developer advocate, I’ve been travelling in many countries around the world, and it has been such a pain to visit websites which are hosted in East America (I’m looking at you
us-east-1). Even with fibre optic connection, I still struggle to display pages in a reasonable time.
I didn’t want to have this experience for my website. Also, I didn’t want to maintain any infrastructure, so I chose to a static geneToday many solutions to host static websites exist, so I had to find, test and compare them to figure out which one suits me. Here are the parameters I was testing:
- No lock-in
- Easy onboarding
- Caching flexibility
- Network performance (latency, speed)