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Eleventy Performance

Eleventy is known for both its lightweight core in the form of speedy installs/builds and lightweight site output in the form of speedy sites!

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Eleventy allows you full control over the output. That also means that by-default we do not include any costly runtime JavaScript bundles that often hamper site performance!

Sites listed on the Eleventy Leaderboards are tested and ranked (approximately) monthly as a fun community way to maintain speedy site performance for Eleventy sites.

Looking for guidance on single page applications (SPA)?

Build Performance Jump to heading

Eleventy offers best-in-class build performance for JavaScript site generators.

Name Building ×4000 Markdown Files
Hugo 0.68s = 🏁
Eleventy 1.93s == 🏁
Astro 22.90s ======================= 🏁
Gatsby 29.05s ============================== 🏁
Next.js 70.65s ======================================================================= 🏁

Data taken from Which Generator Builds Markdown the Fastest? (July 2022).

Performance Tips Jump to heading

Installation Performance Jump to heading

Tool node_modules
Weight
npm install
Time
Eleventy
34 MB
5.81s
====== 🏁
SvelteKit
111 MB
6.78s
======= 🏁
Next.js
158 MB
3.72s
==== 🏁
Astro
169 MB
12.52s
============= 🏁
Nuxt
164 MB
14.77s
=============== 🏁
Remix
497 MB
40.14s
========================================= 🏁
Gatsby
583 MB
43.36s
============================================ 🏁

Data taken from The JavaScript Site Generator Review, 2023 (February 2023).


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