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Hosting On Netlify


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I built a small website for my wife’s foot health business, For Fabulous Feet(now closed for business but the process still applies). 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.

[build]  publish = "dist"  command = "gridsome build"
image of Netlify log-in New site from Git

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 and the process works.

The only drawback that I can see at the moment is email accounts and handling, you could use a service such as Forward Email or Improvmx for email forwarding.

All in all, a very simple and cost effective way to build and host a website, I recommend giving it a go.

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