Static HTML stack
We'd quite like the ability to specify a HTML-only stack with PHP disabled and no database. While this might seem an odd request, we sometimes have the need for temporary holding sites, additional sub-sites, etc. It's potentially also of use with headless CMS sites. Having related sites on the same server / within the same interface is useful.
While I realise we can use the PHP install for this, I'd prefer something that has code execution properly disabled from the start.
Seems a waste of resources to have a database created even if you don't need one.
Is this going to happen or what??
Another vote for this. I can't imagine there are downsides. And what could be simpler to implement?
This needs to happen. I have a few customers with static HTML sites and, currently, I'm having to use another shared host for them. I would much rather get them all over to CW.
Not sure why this still hasn't been added after 1.5 years. Seems relatively straightforward to implement and would be really helpful to many of us.
Why are you still thinking about this?! I need somewhere besides GitHub to host all the Pixelarity templates I create for clients!
Yes! That's it. I'm also looking for the same functionality.
Yes, this is exactly what I was looking for. A simple static webhosting managed by Cloudways.
There is a nifty little trick with static apps that can speed WordPress websites up a little. It involves
a special type of static app that uses a symlink to point a website subfolder to this static app. When I was hosting with Webfaction, they would allow me to do this.
The idea is that you can then make the uploads folder of WordPress (/wp-content/uploads) a symlink to a static app. The WordPress uploads folder only has static resources like images and PDF documents, making it a perfect use-case for a static app. I know I would appreciate the performance gains from the reduced overhead in serving these static resources. Also, I don't know if this applies, but if the default configuration gzips images, that would harmful for performance as well -- jpegs and pngs are already compressed, so gzipping them is only wasting computing power and time.
If it's useful, you can find the documentation Webfaction created for speeding up requests to the uploads folder by using this technique on their platform at https://docs.webfaction.com/software/wordpress/advanced.html
A symlink that places a website's images folder in a static app would increase performance.
I also think it would be phenomenal if we could host static websites :)
Babul Mukherjee commented
YES please! Simple HTML still has value, without the overhead of PHP and MYSQL.
Im all for this, no need for all the bluster when you want to achieve something simple.
I would agree with this. I, for instance, just need to host some static image files. I don't need a LAMP stack for that and would like just a barebones HTML server. Came here to request the same thing.
Cesar Sacconi Falcao commented
There's many SSG (static sites generators) like Jekyll that can use Cloudways to easily host several plain HTML sites with SSL on Cloudways
With added nodejs installedwould be excellent and being able to git deploy from a subfolder
Erik Hansen commented
Yes, I'd love this too. Just a simple nginx server with nothing else running.
Mark Hesketh commented
Additionally this would mean a MySQL is not required, which I think is created by default for all the current stacks?