Deploying to a Static Site Host
In the first two chapters, we created a simple website with 11ty. The files generated by 11ty can be served from any web server. They require no special software beyond the ability to serve HTML to a browser. That’s part of what makes static site generators so special. In this chapter, we’ll explore the strategies for deploying an 11ty site and what hosts are best suited for hosting 11ty websites.
We’ll cover how to get the website up in the simplest of terms, but expand upon that to find efficiencies so that the deployment process is fully automated. To do that, we’ll find the best hosts for 11ty websites and cover the basic questions to ask to assess each one to find the one best suited to you, as well.
In this chapter, we’ll be covering the following topics:
- Technical requirements for hosting 11ty
- Deploying 11ty manually
- Deploying 11ty to Netlify
- Deploying 11ty to Cloudflare Pages