I've been developing CMS and now EE websites for so long I forget how fast a static website it. Had to save a CMS website as static earlier. Speeds went from approx. 200 to 300ms to 30ms.
My own site I get approx. 150ms speeds with EE caching.
I installed CE Cache and now get approx. 50 to 100ms speeds, so it does help.
My own site as a static site is approx. 30ms.
Speed is extremely important! So important I am wondering whether to ditch EE and go for static. But I am not giving up! Surely there are ways to make a EE site comparable to static.
I then found Solspace's "Static Page Caching". I have not tried this as I have to purchase it and already just purchased CE Cache.
So... I wondered if anyone has any experience with the two, if one is faster than the other?