CloudFlare is an awesome reverse cache proxy and CDN that provides DNS, free HTTPS (TLS) support, best-in-class performance settings (gzip, SDCH, HTTP/2, sane
E-Tag headers, etc.), minification, etc.
- Make sure you have registered a domain name.
- Sign up for CloudFlare and create an account for your domain.
- In your domain registrar's admin panel, point the nameservers to CloudFlare's (refer to this awesome list of links for instructions for various registrars).
- From the CloudFlare settings for that domain, enable HTTPS/SSL and set up a Page Rule to force HTTPS redirects. (If you want to get fancy, you can also enable automatic minification for text-based assets [HTML/CSS/JS/SVG/etc.], which is a pretty cool feature if you don't want already have a build step for minification.)
- If you don't already have one, create a new repository on GitHub to store your site's contents (preferably in the form of static web pages and assets; though not necessary, for the A-Frame site we use a static-site generator called Hexo).
- From your domain registrar's settings, create a
CNAMErecord to point
<user>.github.io. (Refer to the GitHub docs for more information.)
- In your Github repo, create a file at the root called
CNAMEcontaining the domain name (e.g.,
- Push to GitHub Pages (either by pushing to
masterof your repo; or you can use the
masterbranch of a repo named
<org>.github.io- example: https://github.com/aframevr/aframevr.github.io/ automatically gets published to https://aframevr.github.io/, which redirects to https://aframe.io/)
- You're done! All content will now be served to your users from CloudFlare.