Since this site is build with Jekyll and I'm quickly frustrated by boring and cumbersome tasks, I needed a simple and quick way to deploy this blog to my vps in a matter of seconds.
As this blog is not hosted on Github Pages nor on S3, most tutorials online are of no help. My solution consists of a simple Makefile with 4 commands, which is all I need for this project.
make install sets up the local jekyll environment including all gems specified
in my Gemfile.
make build just wraps
jekyll build. Because of this I can use
the build command as a dependcy for other commands.
jekyll run wraps
and is only of use in the local context.
make deploy then uses rsync to sync the
_site folder to the document root of my fully configured webserver.
build: jekyll build
run: jekyll serve
deploy: install build rsync -avr --rsh='ssh' --delete-after --delete-excluded site/ user@host:/var/www/docroot
In the future I may enhance this with more commands to automatically set up the remote webserver etc.