We’ll give some recommendations for designing your ideal WordPress to static hosting setup.
The first thing to decide is whether to host your WordPress site locally or on the internet. We’re talking about your WordPress development site here. As opposed to the resulting static site, which you’ll likely host online. Of course, it’s up to you to find the ideal setup, you may even use WP2Static for generating websites for offline use or behind a company or school’s intranet. WP2Static aims to provide as much flexibility to you, while keeping the plugin optimized for the core use cases.
How to decide what's right for me
Whether you’ll choose a local or online development server, you’ll need to follow a similar process before you can start publishing statically. These steps are described below.
Be sure to check the System Requirements for WP2Static when setting up your new development server. We’ll give examples or recommended solutions for both local and online WordPress development servers. If you need more help deciding what’s right for you, please Contact Us and describe your use case for more recommendations.
We don’t recommend any of these over the others, but have heard from WP2Static users about most of them. We suggest you try one out for yourself and find the right fit.
For those comfortable in setting up WordPress servers, your preferred setup will be fine, be it on Linux, BSD, or Mac OS. Native Windows support is less supported, but any of the other tools for local WordPress hosting on Windows may be used.
There is so much FUD being spread by commercial hosting companies that it can be very hard to choose one. We feel strongly enough to recommend a few low-cost, but well-performing VPS providers, offering options of 1-click WordPress instances, LAMP/LEMP instances or custom ISOs.
WP2Static should work with any good hosting provider that allows you to run WordPress. If you have a very unique setup and are unsure if it’s going to work for you, please Contact Us and we’ll try to help.
With many guides already written and recorded for cloning a WordPress site, we’ll just share you a few links for now, so we can continue to build the essential documentation for WP2Static.
If your migration process didn’t include an option to update WordPress’s URLs to the new site’s, you’ll need to do that at this point. Again, we reference an external guide to help you with this.