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  • Cloudfare and GitHub Pages

    BY AMIN SHAH GILANI 

    I have a secret that saves my clients a ton of money, keeps their website secure, and has built-in backups.

    The secret: I make their website static. Then, I store and host it with GitHub, and use Cloudflare to serve it over HTTPS, and make it fast. My clients only ever pay for their domain name, yet they get a lot more than they ever bargained for.

    Why Static Content?

    Static sites are wonderfully fast since there’s no server processing time involved. Also, by committing a code base of static assets in a git repository, rolling back changes simply becomes a matter of reverting to a previous commit. Backups are a git push away, and you essentially serve…

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