About GitHub Pages

You can use Páginas de GitHub to host a website about yourself, your organization, or your project directly from a GitHub repository.

Páginas de GitHub se encuentra disponible en repositorios públicos con GitHub Free y GitHub Free para organizaciones, y en repositorios privados y públicos con GitHub Pro, GitHub Team, GitHub Enterprise Cloud, y Servidor de GitHub Enterprise. Para obtener más información, consulta la sección "Productos de GitHub".

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About Páginas de GitHub

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

You can host your site on GitHub's github.io domain or your own custom domain. For more information, see "Using a custom domain with Páginas de GitHub."

If your project site is published from a private or internal repository owned by an organization using GitHub Enterprise Cloud, you can manage access control for the site. For more information, see "Changing the visibility of your Páginas de GitHub site."

To get started, see "Creating a Páginas de GitHub site."

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

Types of Páginas de GitHub sites

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

To publish a user site, you must create a repository owned by your user account that's named <username>.github.io. To publish an organization site, you must create a repository owned by an organization that's named <organization>.github.io. Unless you're using a custom domain, user and organization sites are available at http(s)://<username>.github.io or http(s)://<organization>.github.io.

The source files for a project site are stored in the same repository as their project. Unless you're using a custom domain, project sites are available at http(s)://<username>.github.io/<repository> or http(s)://<organization>.github.io/<repository>.

If you publish your site privately, the URL for your site will be different. For more information, see "Changing the visibility of your Páginas de GitHub site."

For more information about how custom domains affect the URL for your site, see "About custom domains and Páginas de GitHub."

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

Publishing sources for Páginas de GitHub sites

The publishing source for your Páginas de GitHub site is the branch and folder where the source files for your site are stored.

Warning: Páginas de GitHub sites are publicly available on the internet, even if the repository for the site is private or internal. If you have sensitive data in your site's repository, you may want to remove it before publishing. For more information, see "About repository visibility."

If the default publishing source exists in your repository, Páginas de GitHub will automatically publish a site from that source. The default publishing source for user and organization sites is the root of the default branch for the repository. The default publishing source for project sites is the root of the gh-pages branch.

If you want to keep the source files for your site in a different location, you can change the publishing source for your site. You can publish your site from any branch in the repository, either from the root of the repository on that branch, /, or from the /docs folder on that branch. For more information, see "Configuring a publishing source for your Páginas de GitHub site."

If you choose the /docs folder of any branch as your publishing source, Páginas de GitHub will read everything to publish your site, including the CNAME file, from the /docs folder. For example, when you edit your custom domain through the Páginas de GitHub settings, the custom domain will write to /docs/CNAME. For more information about CNAME files, see "Managing a custom domain for your Páginas de GitHub site."

Static site generators

Páginas de GitHub 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 Páginas de GitHub and a simplified build process. For more information, see "About Páginas de GitHub and Jekyll."

Páginas de GitHub 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.

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

Guidelines for using Páginas de GitHub

  • Páginas de GitHub sites created after June 15, 2016 and using github.io domains are served over HTTPS. If you created your site before June 15, 2016, you can enable HTTPS support for traffic to your site. For more information, see "Securing your Páginas de GitHub with HTTPS."
  • Los sitios Páginas de GitHub no se deben usar para realizar transacciones que impliquen el envío de información confidencial como contraseñas o números de tarjeta de crédito.
  • Your use of Páginas de GitHub is subject to the GitHub Terms of Service, including the prohibition on reselling.

Usage limits

Páginas de GitHub sites are subject to the following usage limits:

  • Páginas de GitHub source repositories have a recommended limit of 1GB. For more information, see "What is my disk quota?"

  • Published Páginas de GitHub sites may be no larger than 1 GB.

  • Páginas de GitHub sites have a soft bandwidth limit of 100GB per month.

  • Páginas de GitHub sites have a soft limit of 10 builds per hour.

If your site exceeds these usage quotas, we may not be able to serve your site, or you may receive a polite email from GitHub Support o GitHub Premium Support suggesting strategies for reducing your site's impact on our servers, including putting a third-party content distribution network (CDN) in front of your site, making use of other GitHub features such as releases, or moving to a different hosting service that might better fit your needs.

Prohibited uses

Páginas de GitHub 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).

In addition, GitHub does not allow Páginas de GitHub to be used for certain purposes or activities. For a list of prohibited uses, see "GitHub's Additional Product Terms for Páginas de GitHub."

MIME types on Páginas de GitHub

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. Páginas de GitHub 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 Páginas de GitHub. For more information, see the mime-db contributing guidelines.

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