If my web site, e.g. a plain text blog can be rendered by just a browser and some appropriate files hosted on a server, then it can be hosted by a static web server. This ia a hight performance, low-effort way of doing things. It has some annoying keywords to describe it, e.g. JAMstack.
Here are some hosts I have audition to host my main static site, which is this blog.
- github incidentally hosts sites as part of their
- Cloudflare Pages
- Zeit Now offers many sophisticated tweaks to static content hosting based on their “vervel engine”. These folks seem to specialise in integrating with third parties. See Simon Willison’s case study.
- Various other generic hosts such as Hostinger or Vindo