Fastest way to deploy a static site?

Capital One / Design 257jdx
Apr 9 20 Comments

Hey everyone! I’m a product designer trying to get more comfortable at prototyping and leveling up my (very basic) front-end skills.

One thing that always trips me is: I haven’t figured out an easy way to share a static website online. AWS/Netlify/Heroku are still pretty intimidating to me, so I was thinking of getting a web host with Hostgator or one of those older providers, and just use an FTP or something to update files quick and easy.

I don’t want to be using Squarespace, Wix or one of those website builders, because I’d like to have full control of the front-end, as my playground/sand-box.

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  • T-Mobile puducherry
    Try Github pages
    Apr 9 4
    • Capital One / Design 257jdx
      OP
      Awesome! Looking into it now. Just want to make sure I can point my own domain to it and remove any reference/branding of GitHub
      Apr 9
    • Autodesk / Product ghosadi
      You can. Source: have deployed my website on GH pages

      Also check out Gitlab pages. Between Bitbucket, Github and Gitlab, I recommend Gitlab
      Apr 9
    • Capital One / Design 257jdx
      OP
      Cool, reading through GitLab now. Any reason for the preference?

      I’m leaning towards GitHub pages because it would also get me acclimated to GitHub’s UI & platform, which I always see the Dev teams I work with using
      Apr 9
    • Autodesk / Product ghosadi
      More of everything for free.
      - private repos
      - collaborators
      - storage space per repo
      - build minutes (not required for a static site but for CI/CD)
      Etc.
      Apr 9
  • Twitter Oomnj
    Host it out of an S3 bucket. Two steps: sync your website to the S3 bucket with the right properties on that bucket. 2: go to route 53 and point your domain to the S3 bucket
    Apr 9 1
  • Google uzaname
    Google Sites?
    Apr 9 2
    • Oscar 🐨koala
      How about MSN Group?
      Apr 9
    • Xperi helln0
      Or Yahoo! Geocities?
      Apr 9
  • Uber Tổng
    If it’s just for prototyping, you could run a server on your local machine.
    Apr 9 2
    • Capital One / Design 257jdx
      OP
      Yup, but I’d still like to “share” it with others remotely/online

      Some years ago I used mamp/wamp but that’s probably super deprecated by now. (Lamp stack I think it’s called 🤔)
      Apr 9
    • Uber Tổng
      GCS or S3 bucket is an easy way to share a static site. GCS had a wizard IIRC.
      Apr 9
  • New / Eng glitchyy
    Now from Zeit.co, or Netlify
    Apr 9 1
    • New / Eng
      glitchyy

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      glitchyymore
      Now isn't hard to set up, and once you have, deploying a new site is literally just typing `now` into your terminal
      Apr 10
  • SAP SaUK45
    Either Github Pages or Netlify (Netlify bread and butter is specifically optimized for static websites so they ensure all workflow is optimized for that)
    Apr 9 0
  • New naduruk
    Was in similar boat. In fact I asked a similar question two weeks back.
    Using Hugo and firebase for my blog and it’s a bliss. Firebase hosting has been improved a lot. Sent you a DM explaining what my set up is.
    Apr 9 0
  • New naduruk
    Hugo + Firebase
    Apr 9 0
  • Teradata jFNl08
    Firebase
    May 8 0
  • Oscar 🐨koala
    Or just get a $5 digitalocena box and setup nginx on it.
    Apr 9 0