I had this website in a traditional WordPress website (MySQL and debian). I’ve been learning more about Amazon Web Services products. I have seen a lot of starter blogs/tutorials on doing a static website. I learned a little about Lambda and NodeJS. I found EnduroJS which helps create NodeJS websites. However, there was a lot of overhead running NodeJS for my simple website.

So, I went to Jekyll a Ruby based static website generator. And here we are.

I paired Jekyll with AWS S3, AWS Cloudfront, and Route53. Route53 allows you to point to a Cloudfront distribution point. Then, Cloudfront is used to point to the S3 bucket. Nice!