Hosting on Netlify
by Will Moody
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I built a small website for my wife's foot health business, For Fabulous Feet. We needed to keep costs to a minimum as it's a small sole-trader business.
The site was built using Gridsome; a Jamstack framework for Vue.js that creates static sites, we also decided to try hosting on Netlify. This works really well as we already owned the domain name which is kept at Clook.
The process was very easy and quick to set up.
- 1. Build the site locally, in the case of Gridsome its useful to add a netlify.toml file to the root of your website as this aids the build process at Netlif, this add code to the file:-
[build] publish = "dist" command = "gridsome build"
If you have a contact form on your website you can use Netlify's in-built form handling processing, the form is built using the html examples provided (this can be modified to suit your needs), Netlify then handles the form submissions, checking for spam, and then emails the form details to any email address, the documentation is easy to follow.
All in all, a very simple and cheap way to build and host a website, I recommend giving it a go.