How to Deploy Hugo Apps in Less than 30 Seconds
This guide will show you how to deploy a Hugo project and set up your domain. Hugo (opens in a new tab) is one of the most popular open-source static site generators. With its amazing speed and flexibility, Hugo makes building websites fun again.
Follow these steps to deploy your Hugo app on Spheron successfully.
While this feature is not new to developers, the magic of Spheron is that every push to any branch in your GitHub, GitLab, or Bitbucket repo triggers a new build and deployment of your project.
You can create a new Spheron project using the platform UI. First, visit Spheron Network (opens in a new tab) in your browser. Choose your preferred Git provider from the options and authorize Spheron to access the repo you want to deploy. In the next screen, select your Vanilla repo from the list. Choose your preferred protocol where you want to deploy your static build. As of now, we support Arweave, Skynet, Filecoin & Pinata. You can choose any one protocol from all 4 of them. The third screen asks for details about where to create the project and how to build it. All the settings are already pre-filled based on the suggested framework. Learn more about each build setting. Check it out here (opens in a new tab).
- Choose the branch to deploy from the dropdown and provide the root directory if you have a monorepo-like app structure.
- Leave the install command empty
- Set the build command to hugo -D --gc
- Set the publish directory to public
- You can add some environment variables before the build.
- You can change the node engine of your deployment as well.
- Click "Deploy"
Now that you've deployed your Hugo project on Spheron, you have all the benefits of Spheron — including a custom deployment environment, continuous deployment whenever you push to your repo, and much more — as well as the benefits of Vanilla, like Preview Mode, Static site rendering.
After deploying, your new Hugo site will automatically be assigned a
.spheron.app suffixed domain. You can then add a Custom Domain (opens in a new tab) of your choice.
We're so excited to see what you build with Hugo on Spheron!