Free Hosting at BitBucket
posted by Steve Losh on October 13, 2009
One undocumented (to my knowledge) feature of BitBucket is the ability to have them host a static website for you. It’s quick and easy to get started:
- Create a repository named
- Clone it to your local machine.
- Add a simple
- Push it back up to BitBucket.
http://yourusername.bitbucket.org/ and you should see the contents
index.html file you just uploaded.
BitBucket will serve whatever is in the tip of that special repository as a static website. This is similar to GitHub’s user-level “pages” feature, except that your files don’t get run through Jekyll or any other kind of filter.
Unfortunately, BitBucket does not seem to have an equivalent to GitHub’s project-level “pages”.