Deploying Hugo With Netlify

I admit I had not paid much attention to Netlify earlier. It sort of seemed like yet another web performance related startup.

But on reading Fatih’s article on hosting Hugo on Netlify, it piqued my interest. A CDN/hosting service which puts your content in caches all around the world, and triggers Hugo (and bunch of other common scripts) on Github commits? And all this for free? Sounds too good to be true, and memories of Posterous floated in my mind.

But again, the best part of using static blogging software like Hugo, is that there is so less to lose from trying out a new hosting option - no databases to setup, no old content to migrate.

And so i decided to try it out as well. And it turned out to be blindingly simple! Netlify turned out to be awesome!

Here are all the stuff I needed to do to move my Hugo hosting from my shared hosting account at Dreamhost to Netlify.

Troubles With Hugo as Well

I have been using Hugo as a static website generator for a while. I love the speed, coming from its Go origins. I love a static website generator for the peace-of-mind it gives me (No did I forget to update my XXX blog software after that bug came out? ).

But of course, it is not all peachy.