How I set up a static https website using S3 buckets, Cloudfront, Route S3, Hugo and Travis CI.
When I decided to move this site away from Github pages one of the first things people suggested to me was AWS. It’s cheap, reliable and easy! Not only did I move from GH to an S3 bucket, I also abandoned Jekyll in favour of Hugo.
This post describes the actions taken and lessons learned.
Hugo & AWS
Hugo is an open-source static website generator that requires the user to write content using markdown and then generates HTML. The HTML/CSS/image files can then be uploaded to any web host. Amazon Web Services provides the perfect platform for a static website. I used continuous failure’s terraform script to set up my amazon S3 buckets, route s3 and domains. I used Cloudfront to set up free https on the account.
Manually uploading the generated HTML becomes tiresome after a while so I followed the rest of the continuous failure blog and registered a Travis CI account to make sure the site gets rebuilt and uploaded every time I commit a new change to github.