I just looked at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1610159 and can't quite figure out the best way to go about that. You might be able to use a content mangement system. A really simple one that doesn't require a database is http://staceyapp.com/
The only requirement besides the webserver is PHP5+ and you can probably still use a shell script for adding new content since new content is added in simple text files.
My "puny" website is just on Google sites so no coding involved. Just text entry. Probably why I don't do much with that site. While it's quick to get a site up and running you can't upload HTML or anything, it's all web-based editing.
Fear the nose!