To Bake or Not to Bake?

Posted by: on Apr 5, 2011 in Blog | | No Comments

Brent Simmons has lately been advocating for “baked” blogs. In a nutshell, a baked blog is one that produces static HTML files. These days, most popular blogging software stores content in a database and runs a bunch of code for every page request: pull the post out of the database, generate the page based on a template, and finally send the finished page to the browser. Under a normal, light traffic load, this works fine, but as soon as a post is linked by a very popular site, it buckles under the load. Best case, visitors get an error page. Worst case, your server crashes.

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