I like static html, it's secure, uses few resources and, theoretically, loads quickly. It only sucks when you want to update the content.
Static site generators help with the updating part, but you're not going to have a full python stack, pelican and your sources everywhere you go. But if you have the space and resources on your VPS to run your static site generator, maybe during the off-peak hours, it's very easy to have an auto-updating static site.
The sources can live happily on Github and you can use the built-in web editors to add or update content at your whim. The other part of this self-updating combo is a cron script that pulls the git repo, runs pelican and, as long as everything went well, copies the output files to your www root.
That's what this tiny script does, I have it scheduled to run every night:
#!/bin/sh cd ~/0db_pelican/ git pull origin master if [ "$?" -ne "0" ]; then echo "git failed" exit 1 fi pelican -o output -s pelicanconf.py content if [ "$?" -ne "0" ]; then echo "pelican failed" exit 1 fi cp -r ~/0db_pelican/output/* ~/www/