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 SSL certificates from Let’s Encrypt, and supports custom domains out of the box.

The sample app for this quick start is deployed at https://jekyll.app.render.com.

  1. Fork render-examples/jekyll on GitHub.
  2. Create a new Web Service on Render, and give Render’s GitHub app permission to access your new repo.
  3. Use the following values during creation:

    • Environment: Static Site
    • Build Command: bundle 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'