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The following table ranks static site generators by the time it takes them to build a 1,000-file site. The time shown for each static site generator is the mean of 3 separate builds (following 1 “warm up” build).

The times were recorded using the hyperfine command-line tool on a Alpine-based Docker image built specifically for each static site generator. While the use of Docker is somewhat unusual for benchmarking purposes, it makes it much easier to reproduce the results locally (or on a provisioned server) since each static site generator requires its own specific environment (runtime, plugins, etc).