Unlock the Power of Github Pages: A Step-by-Step Guide for Free Website Hosting
- Github Pages is a free service to put websites on the internet
- To use Github Pages, create a repository and upload html & css files
- Access the website with username.github.io/repositoryname
- Create a public repository for Github Pages to be free
- Wait for Github to publish the website, then access it through the URL given.
Learn How To Make Your Website Accessible to the Web!
- In this video, we learned how to take a website created with HTML and CSS code, upload the code to a GitHub repository, and have GitHub pages publish the website on the internet
- We also learned about 404 pages and how to fix them by adding an index.html file
- Finally, we discussed how to buy a domain name from Namecheap which can be used as an easy way for people to access our website.
Setting Up a Domain Name for Github – Step-by-Step Guide
- To register a new domain name, one must create a namecheap account
- Find an available domain name and add it to the cart
- Enable domain privacy in the settings
- Create a DNS record to link the domain name to Github’s IP address
- And log in to the domain registrar to set up the DNS record.
Securing Your Domain with Github Pages: Step-by-Step Guide
- To setup a domain name with Github Pages, one must create DNS records for each of the IP addresses associated with Github Pages
- This includes creating A records to link the domain to an IP address and CNAME records for any subdomains
- For the base domain, only A records can be used
- In addition, it is recommended that one also sets up IP version 6 addresses
- Once all DNS records are configured, the last step is to go back to the Github repository and specify which domain name should be used.
Step-by-Step Guide for Setting Up a Domain Name and Enabling HTTPS on GitHub Pages
- In this video, a user is shown how to set up a domain name and link it to their GitHub page’s website
- They learn how A records and CNAME records are used in the process
- The user is then shown how to enable https on their website by checking a box in GitHub Pages
- Finally, they can check that the https is enabled by typing “https://[domain_name]” into their browser.