Static websites are safer, use fewer resources, and avoid vendor and platform lock-in. You can host a Nikola website on any web server, big or small. It’s just a bunch of HTML files and assets.
Nikola will take input in many formats. Out of the box, we support reStructuredText, Markdown, IPython (Jupyter) Notebooks and HTML, and have plugins for many other formats.
Nikola comes with everything you need to build a modern website: blogs (with comments, tags, categories, archives, RSS/Atom feeds), multilingual support, easy image galleries, and code listings.