I started my blog in the early days like many others with a WordPress install hosted on my local swiss webhoster. Soon there where attacks and brute force attempts to get into my system. Keeping up with all the patching and fixing broken ends was getting tiresome.
That's when I started to look into frameworks and backends where I could make SPA's (single page applications). For smaller non-dynamic projects and my blog (which you are reading right now) I tried several static site generators and stuck with 11ty for now.