Get an overview of how to deploy your static site to an FTP server. Nate explores when this makes sense and lists the information you need to gather.
- [Instructor] If you have an existing web server…or web hosting plan…that you'd like to host your static site on,…deploying via FTP is a good choice.…Publishing your static site to an FTP server…is essentially the same as using an FTP client…to manually copy the site files yourself.…We'll automate this process using Travis CI.…Here's how it'll work.…When you make changes to your site files…and push them up to GitHub,…Travis CI automatically runs a build script.…We'll modify this build script…to push the site content up to your FTP server…so it can be served to your visitors.…
You'll need to gather some information to get started.…First, determine whether your web host supports SFTP,…also known as Secure FTP or SSH FTP.…This course uses SFTP…because it's more secure than plain or unencrypted FTP.…Your web server will need to support SFTP…to follow these instructions.…For some hosts, you'll need to turn this feature on…in the hosting control panel.…Next, you'll need to gather the SFTP connection information…for your web server,…
- Advantages of static sites
- Installing Jekyll and Git
- Creating a new Jekyll site
- Installing themes
- Adding posts, pages, and static content
- Setting up for deployment with GitHub, Travis CI, Node, and npm
- Deploying to FTP, AWS, and Netlify
- Adding a custom, secure domain
Skill Level Beginner
1. How Static Sites Work
2. Set Up Jekyll
3. Build a Website
4. Prepare for Publishing
5. Deploy via FTP
6. Deploy to AWS
7. Deploy with Netifly
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