Up and running with Netlify
August 28, 2019
I've been using Static hosting services for a few years now, starting with GitHub pages as soon as I got my head around it. It's been good enough to host some small production sites and does a fine job.
Not being blessed with design skills I took a simple template from html5up and tweaked it for my own use.
So what did it take?
The site is just a static html page, and doesn't make use of a statc site generator just yet, so I committed the code and pushed to a public github repo.
Next, over to Netlify to add a free account, and setup a new site. I was prompted to allow Netflify access to the freshly created GitHub repo - a seamless process - and the only configuration required was to specify which folder under the git root contained the actual web page.
That was it - the site was instantly available at a Netlify URL.
And what do I get?
Each deployments, Super-fast hosting and custom domain with SSL cert. And I haven't put my hand in my pocket yet. There's a lot to love.
Of course, I'm not making much use of the power of Netlify yet, but you have to start somewhere.