How to Upload and Deploy HTML website on Netlify


Netlify, a popular web hosting and deployment platform, offers a seamless solution for hosting and deploying static websites. In this article, we will guide you through the process of uploading and deploying an HTML website on Netlify. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced developer, this step-by-step tutorial will help you get your website up and running in no time.

1. Sign up for a Netlify Account

To begin, you need to create a Netlify account. Visit the Netlify website and sign up using your email or with a third-party account like GitHub or Bitbucket. Once you’ve signed up, you’ll have access to Netlify’s powerful hosting and deployment features.

2. Prepare Your HTML Website

Before uploading your website to Netlify, make sure it is properly structured and ready for deployment. Ensure that all your HTML, CSS, and JavaScript files are organized in a logical directory structure. Double-check that your website functions correctly and that all external resources, such as images or fonts, are properly linked.

3. Connect Your Website Repository

Netlify integrates seamlessly with popular version control systems like GitHub, GitLab, and Bitbucket. If your website is already stored in a repository, connect your Netlify account to the repository of your choice. This connection will enable automatic deployments whenever you push changes to your repository.

4. Create a New Site in Netlify

In the Netlify dashboard, click on the “New site from Git” button to create a new site. Choose the repository where your website is stored and grant Netlify the necessary permissions to access the repository. Netlify will detect your site’s build settings and provide default configurations, but you can modify these settings if needed.

5. Configure Build Settings

Netlify allows you to specify build settings to customize your website’s build process. You can define the build command, specify environment variables, and more. For an HTML website, Netlify usually handles the build process automatically, but you can configure specific settings for other types of websites like Jekyll and Hugo websites.

6. Deploy Your Website

Once you’ve configured the build settings, click on the “Deploy site” button to initiate the deployment process. Netlify will pull your website’s source code from the connected repository and run the build process. After successful deployment, Netlify will provide you with a unique URL where your website is accessible.

7. Set up Custom Domain (optional)

If you have a custom domain for your website, Netlify makes it easy to set it up. In the Netlify dashboard, navigate to the “Domain settings” section and follow the instructions to configure your custom domain. Netlify provides detailed documentation to guide you through the process.

8. Continuous Deployment

Netlify offers the convenience of continuous deployment, which means your website will automatically update whenever you push changes to your repository. This feature ensures that your website remains up to date without manual intervention. You can customize the deployment settings according to your needs.

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