Netlify and Hexo brings you some serious performance for exactly zero dollars per month.
I want to test Netlify with Hexo. And I want to use Docker and Vagrant to separate Hexo environment from my Mac. The idea is to generate content via Hexo running as Docker container inside Ubuntu Snappy in Vagrant. Once the content is generated I will upload it to Netlify server. Pretty complicated, but we will learn a lot along the way.
To setup new project I will create it’s own directory and cd into it:
mkdir ~/Vagrant/hexo_snappy cd ~/Vagrant/hexo_snappy
Now I will initialize this directory for usage with Snappy:
vagrant init [https://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/snappy/15.04/core/stable/current/core-stable-amd64-vagrant.box](https://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/snappy/15.04/core/stable/current/core-stable-amd64-vagrant.box)
And run it with:
This will download Snappy distro from Ubuntu server.
Now you can easily login into Snappy:
In next step I will install Docker to Snappy. This is really easy. Just type this command:
sudo snappy install docker
Now we can download and run Hexo container from Docker image.
No port forwarding in Ubuntu Core yet?!
On Mac with Kitematic
To start I will create slightly modified version of simplyintricate/hexo container in order to get access to _config.yml file.
Let’s prepare new hexo folder with new Dockerfile first:
cd ~/Kitematic mkdir hexo cd hexo touch Dockerfile
I will now download and run simplyintricate/hexo container via Kitematic in order to extract original _config.yml from it to my own hexo folder like this:
docker cp container-name:/usr/share/nginx/html/_config.yml ~/Kitematic/hexo
Now I will modify _config.yml to meet my needs, mainly change the site name and the author as well. I need to replace default _config.yml inside container image with my own, so I add instruction to Dockerfile:
FROM simplyintricate/hexo MAINTAINER Jan Zavrel <email@example.com> ADD _config.yml /usr/share/nginx/html/_config.yml
and build my new image from Kitematic’s terminal (small whale icon):
cd ~/Kitematic/hexo docker build -t zavrelj/hexo .
Now I can run my container:
docker run -t -i zavrelj/hexo /bin/bash
It won’t display anything in browser for the first time, because:
- Ports are not mapped.
I don’t know why, but I have a workaround.
Just stop the container and restart it from Kitematic UI.
2. Volumes are not enabled, so there is no folder structure yet, because container name is randomly generated.
Just click on usr folder of running hexo container inside Kitematic. This will create folder structure inside ~/Kitematic folder under container name.
Then Hexo will be hapilly running on my local address presenting basic initial page.
Once I have my initial setup done, I can move to creating some content.
To do so, just run hexo generate aaaand… there’s an error….