This is an example of how to set up a static site with Docsify on Kinsta’s Static Site Hosting services from a GitHub repository.

Docsify is a documentation generator that generates your documentation website on the fly from Markdown files in your repository’s docs directory. More information is available on the 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.

During the deployment process, Kinsta automatically installs dependencies defined in your package.json file.

  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 Docsify
  2. In MyKinsta, add a static site with the Hello World Docsify repository. In the Build settings, make sure that the Build command and Node version are blank and the Publish directory is set to docs.
  3. The site is available as soon as the build finishes, and the Docsify Welcome page loads at your site’s URL.
Docsify Welcome page after successful deployment of Docsify.
Docsify Welcome page after successful deployment of Docsify.

Deployment Lifecycle

Whenever a deployment is initiated (through creating a static site or re-deploying due to an incoming commit), the build command is run, followed by the deployment of the Publish Directory content.

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