jameshfisher.com to use for this blog.
I tried using GitHub’s custom-domain support, but found that they still don’t support HTTPS.
Therefore I’ve moved the hosting to Netlify.
Netlify is a free static site host.
I’ve used Netlify before to host making.pusher.com, Pusher’s engineering blog.
This was a smooth and friendly experience, so I decided to do the same for my personal blog.
The process was:
Arecord pointing to Netlify’s load balancer’s IP address. Namecheap’s DNS doesn’t support ANAME or ALIAS records, which are preferred for apex domains. CNAME records don’t work well with apex domains like
jameshfisher.com. I’ll cover that in a future post. Also, Namecheap has some BS “URL redirect record” which I don’t think is properly a DNS record at all. I deleted that. In the future I’d like to move the DNS away from Namecheap. Another future post.
<link rel="canonical" .../>tags to point to the new domain (see tomorrow’s post).
I wrote this because I felt like it. This post is my own, and not associated with my employer.Jim. Public speaking. Friends. Vidrio.