How to deal with uploading big sites on jekyll?


#1

Hi, i am new using jekyll and i am planing to change my wordpress blog to it.

But, a have some doubts about uploading a huge site, with a lots ot Gbs, to a server.

All the time i make a new post i will need to upload the entire _site folder, right? So, if the site becomes too big, with thousands of posts and images, the process of upload can become to problematic.

I think with github pages is more easily because the git program seems to upload only the altered documents. But i use a paid host company to my server and upload the files with filezilla.

How to deal with it?

I know is a future problem but i am considering it to definitively migrate.
Sorry for my bad english and thanks for the help, i am realy liking jekyll :slight_smile:


#2

If you’re building locally you can use Rsync to upload only changed and new files so you’re not pushing the entire site.

Or you can just use a service like Netlify or GitHub Pages and let them deal with building, deploying, and hosting your site.


#3

Minutes ago i was reading your blog post https://mademistakes.com/articles/using-jekyll-2016/ that i finded in google. And now you appears here kkk.

I never heard about rsync but i will study how to use it.
Realy thanks.


#4

I was thinking if is possible to use a method to take a snapshot of the site each year and store this content in a directory that will no longer be modified by jekyll. And next create archive pages to access these directories. That way, i will only build content for one year of site.

But i dont know if it will become a problem with the permalinks, because maybe its necessary to change the directory structure, right?

I noticed that news sites do something like this. When i access an very old post, the structure of the site is the same as years ago.

For example this BBC site http://news.bbc.co.uk that store old news with the old site layout http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4534712.stm

What you think about this? Can it work?