How to roll out to GoDaddy shared hosting with GitPublished 2011-04-05
Git can serve as a convenient way to deploy web sites. Following instructions in this blog post, I used GoDaddy's ssh access to setup Git. (Note that it's wise to compile your own binaries instead of trusting the pre-compiled binaries the author provides). Afterwards I cloned the bare git repository to a working tree under the ~/html directory. I also switched to a branch to avoid the problem of rolling out to master when the current branch is already master. Since I didn't want to expose the contents of the
.git directory publicly, I also ran
echo 'deny from all' > .git/.htaccess .
My rollout script now looks like this (sensitive information has been X'd out):
#!/bin/bash -x git push godaddy master ssh X@X.com "cd html/X; git merge master; ls -l"
The script takes about 6 seconds to execute; not bad.