We will of course install Jekyll for you, but if you prefer to do it yourself, here is a sample install procedure to create a new blog:

1. Install Jekyll and bundler gems

gem install jekyll bundler

2. Create a new Jekyll site at ./myblog

jekyll new myblog

3. Change into your new directory

cd myblog

4. Create a new app via the Web Apps section of your hosting Control Panel and use these values:

Engine: Custom
Name: Jekyll (or whatever you want)
Subdomain: Your choice
Port: System will assign this
Memory: Default
Deployment Directory: /private/jekyll/myblog
Start Command: /home/myuser/private/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.5.3/wrappers/bundle exec jekyll serve

where myuser is your hosting account username.

5. Edit your myblog/_config.yml file to set:

baseurl: "/myblog" # the subpath of your site, e.g. /blog
url: http://jekyll.mysite.com # the base hostname & protocol for your site, e.g. http://example.com

and add:

port: 111

where 111 is the port number assigned to your app in the previous step.

That’s it. Your webapp should now start and your blog should be accessible at:


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