While I own and operate Singapore Hosting, with all the static content generators available and the general push in that direction for simpler web pages, even basic shared LAMP Hosting can be seen as an overkill in some cases.
I discovered Surge.sh some time ago and have been tinkering with it. It has some limitations on the free tier but in comparison with the various other static hosting services, I actually like it the most.
If you’d like to try it out, you can check out their docs and also the quick, straightforward commands I use to get up and running;
- Install the latest version of Node.js (http://nodejs.org/)
- Launch terminal
- sudo npm install –global surge
- cd /Users/mba/Dropbox/Surge/example.com
- (without CNAME) surge /Users/mba/Dropbox/Surge/example.com example.com
- (with CNAME) surge
Addendum: While nothing particularly wrong with Surgh.sh or my current hosting setup, I would like to point out that I’ve migrated this blog from Wordpress to Hugo (hosted on Netlify). The entire process was relatively simple and bulk of the work was handled by the exporter.
26 June 2017