Hosting Hugo on GitLab

A short overview of what I did to host this Hugo based website on GitLab.

I recently decided to switch from Wordpress to a Static Site. This post is a review of what I finally ended up with for the most simple solution for my site. I had a few guiding principles as I worked through the process of setting this up.

  • Free or Cheap static site hosting
  • As few moving parts and systems as possible
  • Easy to create or update content from desktop or mobile
  • Supports SSL (HTTPS) for my domain

Transition from Wordpress

Leaving Wordpress behind after a TOS violation and spammer hack.

The subject of the email read, “TOS Violation: Spamvertising and hosting a redirect to a potentially fraudulent pharmacy site.“, how could this be? I had the latest version of Wordpress installed, plug-ins were up to date. Somehow a creepy bot or person figured out a way in and started using my domain for their own benefit.