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Is gzip compression available for GitHub pages?

I'm using GitHub pages to host my site. While checking Google PageSpeed Insights, it recommends that I enable gzip compression. Since I have a static site hosted on GitHub, I'm not sure that is ...
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How do Github Pages fare for serving static files?

I have a site that is composed only of static files. I just discovered how easy it is to host websites directly off Github. Any idea how do they fare in terms of latency, reliability, capacity...? ...
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Automatically Trigger Git Pull For Website On Github Push

I have just finished re-designing my website development environment to have all my source code in Github and have managed to set up Git on the remote server so that simply running the git pull origin ...
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Do I set a DNS A Record for the new GitHub Pages to use their CDN?

GitHub updated their Pages service for custom domains yesterday and I'm not clear on one small detail. They recommend a CNAME record for www.example.com but do not recommend using A records for the ...
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My web page does not collect any data. Should I disclose my hosting company (which may log requests) in my privacy policy?

I have a static blog hosted on GitHub. I do not collect any data about anyone. GitHub pretty straightforward states that they do collect some data in their GitHub Privacy Statement. So if a user go to ...
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What nameservers should I use for GitHub Pages when using a custom domain?

I am using a custom domain for a GitHub Pages site. They said to set CNAME or A record. But what nameservers should I use? What is the default, or should I leave it blank?
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Will Google penalize me for duplicate content on GitHub from my knowledge base?

I want to have a copy of each of our documentation articles in GitHub so that other users can improve, edit and add to the document. The accepted changes will be made live in our knowledge base forum. ...
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Pointing a subdomain to Github Pages

I set up an Octopress blog on Github Pages at myusername.github.com. I now want blog.myusername.me (which currently has a Wordpress blog set up) to point to this Octopress blog. So I followed the ...
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Will Search Engines crawl my Github gists?

I have been using Alex Gorbatchev's Syntax Highlighter in my blog for the past couple of years. It serves the purpose, but it is a pain to add the code while blogging (I need to use a HTML Encoder and ...
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How to have domain point to github pages?

So I have a domain registered with 1&1 and I recently decided to create my website using GitHub pages. I added as GitHub told me to, but how can I make my domain point to my GitHub page?
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CloudFlare DNS: How to setup a GitHub Repository to a custom sub domain?

I have a github pages site, and I want to add it as a subdomain to my cloudflare domain without using a page rule
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How can I redirect both HTTP and HTTPS for a domain hosted on 1and1 to GitHub?

I recently bought a domain from 1and1. I then redirected it to my GitHub page, (e.g., http://example.com to https://foo.github.io) using 1and1's Domain Center (see the screenshot below): Now I need ...
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Google pointing to old GitHub repository

I have a GitHub repository called phpat, but Google's first result points to an old repo (404 error) How much time does it take for Google to update this? Is there any way to inform the search ...
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GitHub hosted page shows github.io URL in search results

I have a website hosted using GitHub Pages, and have set up a custom domain according to the GitHub documentation (https://help.github.com/articles/using-a-custom-domain-with-github-pages/) As a ...
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GitHub Page Custom Domain - www is redirected to https

I have a custom domain http://jstock.org mapped to my github page : http://yccheok.github.io I setup it using https://www.namecheap.com/support/knowledgebase/article.aspx/9645/2208/how-do-i-link-my-...
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What are the downsides to using Github Pages? [closed]

I'm considering hosting our new marketing website for a software product using Github Pages. The website will be quite small, and we expect low amounts of traffic. We've been using shared hosting (...
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Hosting Dynamic Content on GitHub?

Is it possible to host dynamic content through GitHub:Pages? More specifically, we are using GitHub Enterprise, so we have a little more control, but I'm not aware of what dynamic content languages (...
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Can I get free HTTPs for a GitHub page + namechap with Let's Encrypt?

I have a GitHub page and I have a domain from namecheap. Now I've heard that Let's Encrypt offers free certificates. Is it possible to make my site use HTTPS? How?
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Google Webmaster Tools don't find sitemap.xml

I have a domain which I use in combination with GitHub Pages for my homepage. I have a sitemap.xml, which I submitted to Google Webmaster Tools. Unfortunately I get this error message: Redirection ...
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Can GA be a security risk in a Public GitHub repo?

I have added my GA tracking code to a website which is hosted via a GitHub public repository and I am concerned that, using my account number, they could effectively "hack" my GA account. Is this ...
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How to handle 404's in GitHub Pages while using Jekyll?

I've setup my site at GitHub using Jekyll framework. I've a problem with 404's. I added a 404.html and it is working well for some typos. But, since in Jekyll categories are rendered in a separate ...
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“GitHub Pages currently does not support IPv6” when using my domain registered at Google domains

Your site's DNS settings are using a custom subdomain, jacksonscott.net, that's set up with an AAAA record. GitHub Pages currently does not support IPv6. For more information, see https://help....
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How to get rid of this godaddy unparked screen?

I redirected my Godaddy domain to Github's servers, and then waited up to 24-48 hours for DNS changes to occur. After that, the website worked once, but after I refreshed it, this screen showed up, ...
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Is it OK to give status 404 to unauthorized users?

In recent months I have come across several sites, which give a 404 status/error page, when there should be 403 or maybe 401. For example, I have a private repository on github.com with link: https:/...
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Github Pages subdomain on own website

I currently have set up Github Pages so that my main domain (eg. www.example.com) shows my username.github.io page, by adding a CNAME file with the content: "www.example.com". Now, for another ...
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How to include the contents of a markdown page into a post with Jekyll?

I am pretty new to websites with Jekyll hosted on Github, and I was wondering if there was a neat way to include the contents of a markdown page (say this one) into a post (say this one) in order to ...
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Are the websites hosted on Github restricted to programming?

I was searching about static hosting and I found blog posts talking about hosting their blog on Github, the hosting feature of Github seems pretty good, what I want to know is what type of websites ...
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point custom .com.ar domain to github pages

...yet another question about github pages and custom domains, sorry. I couldn't find a solution in other questions, I think that's very specific to my registrar. Also, I'm not a webmaster or sysadmin,...
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Re-add Netlify deploy key to Github

I deauthorized Netlify from my Github but re-authorized it again. How can I get the Netlify deploy key so that I can re-add it to my Github repo? It was auto removed when i deauthorized Netlify.
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Use git to deploy updates to my site directory through cPanel

I am trying to workout how I can get my public_html dir to update directly from a git repository. On looking through Google at the tutorials available they all include the step of a local machine - I ...
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GitHub Dekstop with Webhook to Go Live?

Can I use GitHub Desktop (OSX) to commit changes to my repo, and have those changes go live via the app and a Webhook that I set up on my server? I see that SSH is required on the server to do this, ...
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GitHub Pages doesn't show Octopress

I have a public GitHub repository for my new Octopress Blog. I just wanted to test some things, so i created a GitHub Page, and linked my Domain to it. So the domain is now linked to my GitHub Page. ...
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Forwarding non-www domain to other domain using DNS

Is it possible to forward firstdomain.com to www.seconddomain.com or seconddomain.com using purely DNS records? I know how to forward www.firstdomain.com to seconddomain.com (using a CNAME). What I ...
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How allow others to update my site using Github? [closed]

Some sites are configured to update based on what is in a Github repository: Example 1: http://wpgear.org/ can be updated via https://github.com/ranukaherath/WordPress-Gear Example 2 : http://...
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Github download is deprecated [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? I'm using Github for a Open Source project, we have also used their file system so that users can download our binary ...
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How to host two Github Repositories on a single domain?

I am using one Github repository to host a portfolio website on the root of my domain. Now I want a separate GitHub repository to host the blog section at the subdirectory of my domain "www.example....
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“Too many redirects” from webpage made with Namecheap and github hosting

I have set up my first small static webpage using Namecheap and Github for hosting: http://www.keithgardner.me The webpage has typically loaded fine on Mac computers and iOS devices. I noticed ...
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Even though Github pages is static, can I make a domain availability lookup site?

I am building a website to be hosted on Github. The documentation says Github pages is for static websites. Will I be able build a feature on the website that allows others to look up domain ...
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Custom domain GitHub and HostGator

I've read all about my theme but just can't get trough! So, I have a website on GitHub and it is published as https://namesecondname.github.io/repositoryname/. and I bought a domain on HostGator. I'...
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GitHub service to deploy via git-mediawiki

I've been helping write documentation and manage the website for SuperTuxKart, an open-source racing game. The website uses MediaWiki, but we've discussed things and decided after our switch away from ...
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Redirect Github project page to a subdomain

So I have an organization created in Github and I created a project in that organization. Now I can create the site for this project by creating the branch gh-pages and pushing the html files here. I ...
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How do I set up WHM/cPanel to back up to GitHub?

I've been motivated to start using GitHub because a potential employer wants to see my source code, but I'm finding the process of committing the files manually from my computer after downloading them ...
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How do I decrease first byte time with GoDaddy and GitHub pages?

I've been trying to optimize my site as much as possible. One thing I can't figure out is reducing first byte time as WebPagetest gives me an "F". Does anyone have any tips for this? My site domain is ...
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404 Error from old hosting site keeps coming up

I previously hosted my website on a free hosting website (http://www.000webhost.com) but today moved it to GitHub for use with their user-page service. After moments, my page was loading from my ...
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Is it possible to create both FTP and GitHub deployment on one website in Microsoft Azure

I have a website hosted on Windows Azure and it is initially linked to GitHub deployment. My question is, is it still possible to create an FTP deployment even if I have my site linked to GitHub ...
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How can I clone other's jekyll theme from other's github?

I am a jekyll beginner. How can I clone other's jekyll theme from other's github? For example, https://github.com/yihui/cn.git.
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How to Push AWS-Hosted WordPress Site Changes to GitHub Repo?

What I am looking to do: In order to achieve version control via git; whenever I make changes on the Wordpress site, these changes are push to a GitHub repo. I have other projects where I make changes ...
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Hosting a site on Github and Heroku with custom domain name

Apologies if this question seems very simple, but I am new to the web-hosting world, and have a slight dilemma. I started off by hosting a single-page website on Github pages with a custom domain. I ...
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Setup Github pages with an ANAME record?

I want to set up my GitHub pages user page to use a custom apex domain and www subdomain, as described in the GitHub pages help. I have it working via A and CNAME records (see below), but GitHub ...
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How to enable gzip compression for CSV files on Github Pages?

Pretty much title. The majority of my Github Pages site is being gzipped, but for some reason CSV files are ignored. This is unfortunate, because for some client-side visualizations a 10 megabyte CSV ...