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About GitHub Pages

You can use GitHub Pages to host a website about yourself, your organization, or your project directly from a repository on your GitHub Enterprise Server instance.

GitHub Pages se encuentra disponible en los repositorios públicos con GitHub Free y con GitHub Free para las organizaciones, y en los repositorios públicos y privados con GitHub Pro, GitHub Team, GitHub Enterprise Cloud, y GitHub Enterprise Server.

About GitHub Pages

GitHub Pages is a static site hosting service that takes HTML, CSS, and JavaScript files straight from a repository on GitHub Enterprise Server, optionally runs the files through a build process, and publishes a website. You can see examples of GitHub Pages sites in the GitHub Pages examples collection.

To get started, see "Creating a GitHub Pages site."

Organization owners can disable the publication of GitHub Pages sites from the organization's repositories. For more information, see "Managing the publication of GitHub Pages sites for your organization."

Types of GitHub Pages sites

There are three types of GitHub Pages sites: project, user, and organization. Project sites are connected to a specific project hosted on GitHub Enterprise Server, such as a JavaScript library or a recipe collection. User and organization sites are connected to a specific account on your GitHub Enterprise Server instance.

To publish a user site, you must create a repository owned by your personal account that's named <username>.<hostname>. To publish an organization site, you must create a repository owned by an organization that's named <organization>.<hostname>.

The source files for a project site are stored in the same repository as their project.

You can only create one user or organization site for each account on GitHub Enterprise Server. Project sites, whether owned by an organization or a personal account, are unlimited.

The URL where your site is available depends on whether subdomain isolation is enabled for your GitHub Enterprise Server instance.

Type of siteSubdomain isolation enabledSubdomain isolation disabled
Userhttp(s)://pages.<hostname>/<username>http(s)://<hostname>/pages/<username>
Organizationhttp(s)://pages.<hostname>/<organization>http(s)://<hostname>/pages/<organization>
Project site owned by personal accounthttp(s)://pages.<hostname>/<username>/<repository>/http(s)://<hostname>/pages/<username>/<repository>/
Project site owned by organization accounthttp(s)://pages.<hostname>/<orgname>/<repository>/http(s)://<hostname>/pages/<orgname>/<repository>/

For more information, see "Enabling subdomain isolation" or contact your site administrator.

Publishing sources for GitHub Pages sites

Advertencia: Si el administrador del sitio ha habilitado Pages público, los sitios de GitHub Pages estarán disponibles públicamente en Internet, incluso si el repositorio del sitio es privado o interno. Si tienes datos confidenciales en el repositorio del sitio, tal vez te interese eliminarlos antes de publicarlo. Para obtener más información, consulta "Configuración de GitHub Pages para la empresa" y "Acerca de los repositorios".

Tu sitio de GitHub Pages se publicará cuando se inserten cambios en una rama específica. Puedes especificar qué rama y carpeta usar como origen de publicación. La rama de origen puede ser cualquier rama del repositorio y la carpeta de origen puede ser la raíz del repositorio (/) de la rama de origen o una carpeta /docs de la rama de origen. Cuando se insertan cambios en la rama de origen, los cambios en la carpeta de origen se publicarán en el sitio de GitHub Pages.

For more information, see "Configuring a publishing source for your GitHub Pages site."

Static site generators

GitHub Pages publishes any static files that you push to your repository. You can create your own static files or use a static site generator to build your site for you. You can also customize your own build process locally or on another server.

We recommend Jekyll, a static site generator with built-in support for GitHub Pages and a simplified build process. For more information, see "About GitHub Pages and Jekyll."

GitHub Pages will use Jekyll to build your site by default. If you want to use a static site generator other than Jekyll, disable the Jekyll build process by creating an empty file called .nojekyll in the root of your publishing source, then follow your static site generator's instructions to build your site locally.

GitHub Pages does not support server-side languages such as PHP, Ruby, or Python.

Limits on use of GitHub Pages

GitHub Pages is not intended for or allowed to be used as a free web-hosting service to run your online business, e-commerce site, or any other website that is primarily directed at either facilitating commercial transactions or providing commercial software as a service (SaaS). Los sitios GitHub Pages no se deben usar para realizar transacciones que impliquen el envío de información confidencial como contraseñas o números de tarjeta de crédito.

In addition, your use of GitHub Pages is subject to the GitHub Terms of Service, including the restrictions on get-rich-quick schemes, sexually obscene content, and violent or threatening content or activity.

Usage limits

GitHub Pages sites are subject to the following usage limits:

  • GitHub Pages source repositories have a recommended limit of 1 GB.
  • Published GitHub Pages sites may be no larger than 1 GB.

MIME types on GitHub Pages

A MIME type is a header that a server sends to a browser, providing information about the nature and format of the files the browser requested. GitHub Pages supports more than 750 MIME types across thousands of file extensions. The list of supported MIME types is generated from the mime-db project.

While you can't specify custom MIME types on a per-file or per-repository basis, you can add or modify MIME types for use on GitHub Pages. For more information, see the mime-db contributing guidelines.

Further reading