When I started moving all of my domains from my co-located hosts into the
cloud, I needed a way to keep alive a few websites I own - like this one.
Before solving that problem, I already had moved all my repositories to
GitHub and one of the requirements therefore was that I
wanted to be able to simply push and see my sites online.
GitHub Pages seemed a nice initial solution. It only
offers hosting for static pages, but they provide support for
Jekyll, a static site generator.
Although far from ideal, it currently allows me to maintain most of my sites,
without the need for any fancy CMS.
Follow the instruction in
https://help.github.com/articles/using-jekyll-with-pages Ruby and RVM
It’s a good idea to use
RVM to install a clean Ruby
environment. Minimal Survival commands
$ ruby --version
ruby 2.0.0p247 (2013-06-27 revision 41674 ) [universal.x86_64-darwin13]
$ sudo gem install bundler
Fetching: bundler-1.3.5.gem (100% )
Successfully installed bundler-1.3.5
Parsing documentation for bundler-1.3.5
Installing ri documentation for bundler-1.3.5
1 gem installed
Install and run
$ sudo bundle install
Fetching gem metadata from https://rubygems.org/.........
Fetching gem metadata from https://rubygems.org/..
Installing RedCloth (4.2.9 )
Installing fast-stemmer (1.0.2 )
Installing classifier (1.3.3 )
Installing colorator (0.1 )
Installing highline (1.6.20 )
Installing commander (4.1.5 )
Installing ffi (1.9.3 )
Installing liquid (2.5.4 )
Installing rb-fsevent (0.9.3 )
Installing rb-inotify (0.9.2 )
Installing rb-kqueue (0.2.0 )
Installing listen (1.3.1 )
Installing syntax (1.0.0 )
Installing maruku (0.6.1 )
Installing posix-spawn (0.3.6 )
Installing yajl-ruby (1.1.0 )
Installing pygments.rb (0.5.4 )
Installing redcarpet (2.3.0 )
Installing safe_yaml (0.9.7 )
Installing jekyll (1.3.0 )
Installing kramdown (1.2.0 )
Installing rdiscount (2.1.7 )
Installing github-pages (10 )
Using bundler (1.3.5 )
Your bundle is complete !
Use `bundle show [gemname] ` to see where a bundled gem is installed.
$ sudo bundle exec jekyll serve
Configuration file: /Users/xtof/Workspace/christophe.vg/_config.yml
Generating... done .
Server address: http://0.0.0.0:4000
Server running... press ctrl-c to stop.