When you publish websites, write blog posts and make them available on the internet, it’s not uncommon, that you also want to get statistics about how many people read your stuff, how many people visit your website etc. And you also want to enable comments under your blog posts, giving people an opurtunity to ask questions or just leave a reply. For the first case Google Analytics is the most widely used solution.
GitHub sometimes experiences some downtimes. Though they are usually quickly fixed, you can still ask yourself if you shouldn’t make your own backup, just to be sure that you don’t have to stop all your work because of a few outages at Github. In this article I want to show how you can install Gitea on a Ubuntu 18.04 server (maybe at DigitalOcean - sign up via this link and you’ll get $10 free credit).
In this post I’ll describe you how you can run a fully customizable and fast website with an custom domain completely free! GitHub Pages GitHub Pages is the hosting service we’ll use for the website. GitHub Pages is a part of GitHub where you can host websites for free. How you can setup a GitHub Page read here. You can also use an custom domain, but later more… Jekyll Jekyll is the blogging system we’ll use to setup the page (or blog).