Which should I use Hugo or Jekyll


#1

I’ve been reading where if I use windows machine I should use Hugo rather than Jekyll. What gives?


#2

I use windows, no problems with jekyll.

I think several years ago it was problematic maybe with installing Ruby and Python I think, but I don’t think there is much of an issue now. I read plenty of issues with people having trouble on Macs and 'nix which to me is just due to the fact that there are dependencies on other things.

I am aware of Hugo but have never used it.


#3

With the new Linux Subsystem for Windows in newer versions of Windows 10, there isn’t nearly as much of an issue anymore since everything can be set up in a “native” Linux environment (meaning you don’t have to futz with VMs/emulators, etc.)

Really then, the choice comes down to preference. If you’re hosting on GitHub pages, Jekyll makes this much easier by saving you a step; your workflow becomes develop > push to live, rather than develop > build locally > push.

If you’re hosting somewhere else, use whatever generator or templating language you’re most comfortable with.

Good luck!

(P.S. - I’ve written a guide for setting up the Jekyll development environment locally on Windows here: https://jreel.github.io/installing-jekyll-on-windows/ )


#4

Thanks, I’m going to host on Amazon S3 bucket.
Thanks also for the link!