Deploying this Hugo blog to AWS S3

Deploying this Hugo blog to AWS S3

This blog is built with Hugo — an open-source static site generator. Static websites require no server side processing, which makes them easier to host and opens up new hosting possibilities.

There are many options out there, but I deploy my website to AWS S3, using CloudFront to distribute it globally (aka. make it fast).

Here is the why and the how.

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Building and deploying Hugo staging and production to Nginx

Building and deploying Hugo staging and production to Nginx

I am building my Hugo website on a local LXC container, using Gitea and Drone. There are plenty of tutorials on how to connected those two together, so I won’t go through that here.

Instead I want to show you how I build and deploy my staging and production environment to Nginx — using atomic deployments and unique preview URLs.

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Output Hugo aliases as a Nginx map file

Output Hugo aliases as a Nginx map file

In my previous post I wrote about turning Hugo aliases into Firebase redirects. Now — let’s convert them into a Nginx map file, and have Nginx redirect based on that file.

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Turning Hugo aliases into Firebase redirects

Turning Hugo aliases into Firebase redirects

Using Firebase and Hugo? Use front matter aliases to automatically add redirects to your firebase.json configuration. Turning your aliases into proper 301 or 302 redirects.

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