Move to Netlify

Nov 30, 2017 · 145 words · 1 minute read Meta

In a previous post I explained that I used a simple FTP server to deploy this blog. However, I have since moved to Netlify after I heard about it in a Hacker News thread. It offers the following advantages:

  • It hooks into the repository on GitHub so every push to the master branch triggers a deploy. This removes the need for custom Git hooks and deploy scripts.
  • It acts as a CDN so it should be quicker to load (I haven’t measured this). Previously, it was hosted on a single server in France through OVH.
  • It takes care of HTTPS certificate setup and renewal through the awesome Let’s Encrypt service.
  • Most importantly, it is free for the features that I use. Let’s hope it stays that way!

I have found no disadvantages except that I now rely on an external service to deploy the blog.