Blogging using Jekyll and hosted on GitHub is a free but absolutely great solution. In previous GitHub hosted site configuration, you need to set your domain to an A record to
$ dig subosito.com +nocomments +nocmd +nostats ; <<>> DiG 9.9.2-P2 <<>> subosito.com +nocomments +nocmd +nostats ;; global options: +cmd ;subosito.com. IN A subosito.com. 2929 IN A 184.108.40.206
This is basically work, but if you take carefully about the response you’ll see some weird behaviour.
$ curl -I http://subosito.com/notes/vim/ HTTP/1.1 302 Found Connection: close Pragma: no-cache cache-control: no-cache Location: /notes/vim/
As you can see, GitHub respond request with 302 (Found) instead of 200 (OK). This means each request need additional redirection. That’s smell bad for your website SEO :(.
Instead of using A record, you can use ALIAS record for your domain. What is ALIAS record? ALIAS record is simple record that enable to lookup the IP or the ALIAS value then returned that as the IP of your domain. Your user don’t know or care how they got the IP address of your domain.
First, remove your A record which point to
220.127.116.11 (you might have different IP). Then create ALIAS record for your domain which point to
You can wait a moment until DNS is propagated. Then you can verify it using
$ dig subosito.com +nocomments +nocmd +nostats ; <<>> DiG 9.8.1-P1 <<>> subosito.com +nocomments +nocmd +nostats ;; global options: +cmd ;subosito.com. IN A subosito.com. 3600 IN A 18.104.22.168
If the IP value of your domain changes then you’re ready to test your site. Otherwise you need to wait for more couple of minutes (or hours), please be patient ^^.
Finally you can now test your site:
$ curl -I http://subosito.com/notes/vim/ HTTP/1.1 200 OK Server: GitHub.com Content-Type: text/html Last-Modified: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:09:53 GMT Expires: Fri, 17 Jan 2014 11:31:27 GMT Cache-Control: max-age=600 Content-Length: 5848 Accept-Ranges: bytes Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2014 11:21:27 GMT Via: 1.1 varnish Age: 0 Connection: keep-alive X-Served-By: cache-lcy1129-LCY X-Cache: MISS X-Cache-Hits: 0 X-Timer: S1389957687.424375772,VS0,VE77 Vary: Accept-Encoding
See 200 (OK) response? Great!! Your website is on the right track.
You can always see GitHub Pages with domain manual to get more details about GitHub address and ALIAS value.