Here Is A Daily Random Design Quote!
No one ever discovered anything new by coloring inside the lines.
Serving a folder full of html files will always be orders of magnitude faster than any dynamic, scripted site. It also requires orders of magnitude less in resources and thereby cost.
But, it is hard to modify content on large sites with hundreds of pages, when the pages are all static. Nonetheless, we go to incredible lengths to simulate the speed of static pages through elaborate caching schemes. There are entire industries built on the idea of serving static versions of dynamic sites.
Check this project out on Github.