I create a lot of little static websites for friends and family and want them to have some level of reliabilty and ease in updating. Back in 2015 I moved this personal blog to AWS using a mixture of S3, CloudFront, and Route53. At the time there wasn’t a lot of players in the easy static site hosting space, but these days I’d recommend purpose built services like Netlify. I mostly stick with my current setup to avoid the hassle of migrating so many projects or having two separate pipelines running.
I’ve been working with my partner Nikki recently to build her a small website she can use as a knowledge base for all her witch-y stuff. This includes tarot, herbalism, naturism, etc. She couldn’t find a decent CMS that met all the features that she wanted, or at least one that wouldn’t be a pain in the arse to get working. By the end of her searches she had settled on just making her own static pages in HTML and CSS when I suggested Hugo.