Written by: Geoffrey Callaghan

Cloudflare Pages

Cloudflare Pages

Cloudflare Pages is a platform for deploying static sites and JAMstack applications. It integrates seamlessly with your Git repository, providing continuous deployment, global CDN, and automatic SSL certificates. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial to help you get started with Cloudflare Pages:

  1. Sign Up for Cloudflare:

  2. Connect Your Git Repository:

    • In the Cloudflare dashboard, click on the “Pages” tab and then the “Create a project” button.
    • Select the Git provider where your repository is hosted (GitHub, GitLab, or Bitbucket) and authenticate with your account.
    • Choose the repository you want to deploy with Cloudflare Pages.
  3. Configure Build Settings:

    • Cloudflare Pages will detect the framework used in your repository (e.g., React, Vue.js) and provide default build settings.
    • You can customize the build command and output directory if necessary.
    • Review the build settings and make any adjustments as needed.
  4. Deploy Your Site:

    • Once your project is configured, click on the “Begin setup” button to start the deployment process.
    • Cloudflare Pages will clone your repository, build your project according to the specified settings, and deploy it to their global CDN.
  5. View Your Deployed Site:

    • After the deployment is complete, Cloudflare Pages will provide you with a URL where your site is hosted.
    • You can visit this URL in your web browser to view your deployed site.
  6. Custom Domain (Optional):

    • If you have a custom domain, you can easily configure it with Cloudflare Pages.
    • In the Cloudflare dashboard, go to the “Pages” tab and click on your project.
    • Under “Custom domains”, click on “Add custom domain” and follow the prompts to configure your domain.
  7. Continuous Deployment:

    • Cloudflare Pages supports continuous deployment, meaning your site will automatically rebuild and redeploy whenever you push changes to your Git repository.
    • This makes it easy to update your site with new content or features.
  8. Environment Variables (Optional):

    • You can define environment variables for your site in the Cloudflare Pages dashboard.
    • These variables can be used to configure different aspects of your site, such as API keys or feature flags.
  9. Analytics and Monitoring (Optional):

    • Cloudflare Pages provides analytics and monitoring tools to track your site’s performance and visitor metrics.
    • You can view detailed insights in the Cloudflare dashboard.

That’s it! You’ve now successfully deployed your static site or JAMstack application using Cloudflare Pages. With its intuitive interface and powerful features, Cloudflare Pages makes it easy to deploy and manage modern web projects.