This is an example of how to set up a Cuttlebelle application to deploy Kinsta’s Static Site Hosting services from a GitHub repository.

Cuttlebelle is a static site builder that breaks down each page into content blocks that you can later assemble to create various page layouts without the need to understand or use complex code. More information is available on the Cuttlebelle website.

You can also use this quick start template on Kinsta’s Application Hosting without any additional configuration. If you use Application Hosting, the Start command can be left blank for the web process as Kinsta automatically detects the required command during the first deployment.


  • Kinsta’s quick start templates are stored and managed in GitHub; therefore, you need a GitHub account to access them.
  • You need to create a MyKinsta account to deploy the application.

Deploy a Cuttlebelle Static Site

  1. Log in to GitHub and create a new repository from this template (Use this template > Create a new repository): Kinsta – Hello World – Static Site With Cuttlebelle.
  2. In MyKinsta, click Static Sites > Add site > select GitHub, click Connect git provider > Authorize, and log in to your GitHub account.
  3. Choose the Hello World Cuttlebelle repository, click Continue, and enter the following in the Build settings:
    • Build command: npm run build
    • Node version: 18.16.0
    • Publish directory: ./site

During the deployment process, Kinsta automatically installs dependencies defined in your composer.json. The site is available as soon as the deployment finishes, and the Kinsta Welcome page loads at your site’s URL.

Kinsta Welcome page after successful deployment of Cuttlebelle.
Kinsta Welcome page after successful deployment of Cuttlebelle.

Deployment Lifecycle

Whenever a deployment is initiated (through creating an application or re-deploying due to an incoming commit), the npm build command is run, followed by the npm start command.

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