Originally posted by Travis Hein:
I did a site once where the content was templated, not dynamic in the sense of user-specific, or time sensitive views, but the JSP pages were a complex set of includes, for headers, footers, and content that came from a database. The navigation was driven from the database too, so it was a dynamic site, but the content was constant at any given point of time.
what we did was use the unix wget tool to 'spider' our test server and rewrite the paths to be self contained relative url like things.
we really only had a few template jsp pages, but we had hundreds of 'static' html output from it.
though the exact plethora of command line options we used for wget escapes me now. I guess other web crawler tools could be used too.
Originally posted by Jeroen T Wenting:
Let them try.
php scales poorly, hardly at all in fact.
Only advantage is that it's cheaper to host for a given traffic volume, because the cheap low quality providers don't host Java as it's more difficult to find people who can properly administer a Java application server than a plain old Apache with mod-php enabled (never mind that you need more to do it properly, but that's why they're low quality hosting providers).