31 comments

  • Duncan GrahamDuncan Graham, over 5 years ago

    github pages https://pages.github.com/

    32 points
    • Dominik SchmidtDominik Schmidt, over 5 years ago

      +1

      1 point
    • Ignacio Palomo DuarteIgnacio Palomo Duarte, over 5 years ago

      +1 although it's not very easy if you're not confident with git

      1 point
    • Jim NielsenJim Nielsen, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

      Just FYI, Github pages lets you host the site at their domain (yourusername.github.io/project-name) or using a custom domain (yourwebsitename.com)

      0 points
    • Iheanyi Ekechukwu, over 5 years ago

      Agreed, I'm currently hosting my simple website on GitHub Pages right now, although I'm in the process of creating a new portfolio site with Kirby as the CMS.

      0 points
    • Rounak JainRounak Jain, over 5 years ago

      But if I'm not mistaken, doesn't GitHub pages require knowledge of Jekyll?

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      • Daniel FoscoDaniel Fosco, over 5 years ago

        It supports Jekyll, but it's not necessary -- though you will probably want to use it for sites much larger than one page.

        0 points
        • Michael CioMichael Cio, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

          I found the "getting Jekyll up and running" instructions intimidating. GitHub + mixture.io (with its templating tags/filters and .json data processing) seems like a powerful combo for "more than static, sort of dynamic" websites. Will have to give it a whirl over the weekend.

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          • Daniel FoscoDaniel Fosco, over 5 years ago

            Indeed, getting Jekyll to run is intimidating at first. I tried using Mixture.io but something didn't sit right with me, though it seems like a solid app.

            Regardless, if you're hosting literally just a onepager on GH Pages the easiest thing to do is to throw an index.html + style.css at the root of your repository and call it a day.

            1 point
  • mewo a, over 5 years ago

    Amazon S3 is free.

    4 points
  • Xavier HaniquautXavier Haniquaut, over 5 years ago

    https://getforge.com

    3 points
    • Matt RichardsMatt Richards, over 5 years ago

      So, this got my reading about Hammer as well. I've got my own host stuff setup, and I'm way more interested in Hammer. Have you used that? Any thoughts? It looks awesome.

      0 points
      • Jamie WilsonJamie Wilson, over 5 years ago

        I use Hammer. It's awesome. Paired with Anvil it's a great workflow. It can be kind of frustrating hosting a Hammer site on Github though, because it creates a Build folder with CSS and JS compiled into new files with new hashed filenames, which basically means you'll need to create a new Build of the site out of Hammer and then manually move the files into your repo to override the changed files and then delete the old CSS and JS files.

        I think some people have had success with symlinking to their build folders, but I haven't done that personally.

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      • Xavier HaniquautXavier Haniquaut, over 5 years ago

        I used Hammer for some small projects and it's really cool. Some of the features are really impressive but at the end I think i will not be using it in the future, because it allows you to be lazy and inprecise and trust me if you can you will with the time. Clever paths is a good example of that. But as a prototyping tool it could be of some help. The hosted publication system is great if you want to show a usable prototype to some client.

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  • Mathias BiilmannMathias Biilmann, over 5 years ago

    Check out BitBalloon

    We're focusing on being the best rather than the cheapest, but it's free if you don't need a custom domain, and even with a custom domain it's very affordable.

    2 points
  • Tim Erickson, over 5 years ago

    nearlyfreespeech.net

    1 point
    • Larry HynesLarry Hynes, over 5 years ago

      This was my suggestion also. I haven't used them, but would like to and I have heard good things.

      0 points
  • Art VandelayArt Vandelay, over 5 years ago

    IF you're using just a static site, I'll host it for you on my MT server (level 3 DV) for free.

    I know that's probably an odd invitation but totally legit. Ping me if you want im@pbj.me

    1 point
  • Diego LafuenteDiego Lafuente, over 5 years ago

    Digital Ocean is also a cheap one, like 5 bucks a month.

    1 point
  • Zsolt IZsolt I, over 5 years ago

    http://www.site44.com/

    It works with Dropbox, and it works like a dream.

    1 point
  • Suleiman Leadbitter, over 5 years ago

    If it's static HTML can't you just use Dropbox? If not I would recommend using Github. Plenty of articles and tutorials on setting up each with your domain name.

    0 points
  • Kelly SuttonKelly Sutton, over 5 years ago

    I haven't personally used it, but I've heard good things about divshot.

    0 points
  • Mike MitchellMike Mitchell, over 5 years ago

    +1 for GitHub Pages.

    Dropbox also has some static site hosting features (though I have a feeling you have to jump through a few hoops to get it set up on new accounts).

    0 points
  • David IngledowDavid Ingledow, over 5 years ago

    Have a look at Cactus for Mac. It's awesome!!

    0 points
  • David KizlerDavid Kizler, over 5 years ago

    Dropbox is simple and free if you don't need a custom domain. Just place static folder in Dropbox, copy index link, share link and call it a day.

    I've done this for simple style guides with just an index.html and style.css and always amazed how easy it is to put up a basic site without any fuss.

    0 points
  • Vikas ChauhanVikas Chauhan, over 5 years ago

    Drop Page and Cloudcannon allow to you to host static pages with your Dropbox Account.

    0 points