Deploy a Jekyll Static Site

You can deploy a Jekyll static site on Render in under a minute. Your site is served over a lightning-fast global CDN, comes with fully managed TLS certificates from Let’s Encrypt, and supports custom domains out of the box.

The sample app for this quick start is deployed at

  1. Use your existing Jekyll repository, or fork our sample Jekyll repo on GitHub or GitLab.

  2. Create a new Static Site on Render, and give Render permission to access your new repo.

  3. Use the following values during creation:

    Build Commandbundle exec jekyll build
    Publish Directory_site

That’s it! Your app will be live on your Render URL as soon as the build finishes.

A note on Ruby versions

By default, Render uses the latest LTS version of Ruby.

It can also automatically detect and install the version of Ruby specified in .ruby-version at the root of your project, or in your Gemfile.

This is the relevant snippet from the Gemfile in this repo:

ruby '2.5.3'