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
source 'https://rubygems.org' gem 'github-pages'
Install and run
$ sudo bundle install Fetching gem metadata from https://rubygems.org/......... Fetching gem metadata from https://rubygems.org/.. Resolving dependencies... 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 Source: /Users/xtof/Workspace/christophe.vg Destination: /Users/xtof/Workspace/christophe.vg/_site Generating... done . Server address: http://0.0.0.0:4000 Server running... press ctrl-c to stop.