Hosting a Jekyll Blog on Github

For this blog and some others I use Jekyll and github to run. This has many advantages. Github cares about the hosting and scaling stuff and even the deployment is only a git push away.

Jekyll is a static blogging engine written in ruby. I do not know shit about ruby, but it simply works very well.

To run your own Jekyll blog on Github just follow the steps outlined here.

To make it run on your custom domain, just create a file called CNAME in the root directory of your repository and just put your custom domain insdie it.

Finally the above only describes hosting a blog on github pages for one account, but you can do this for as many accounts as your wish. Just create a new repository and push your jekyll data to the branach “gh-pages” like I do it here.

Published: December 30 2013

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