I have nothing against Pages, and I think it’s still the easiest way to host a Jekyll site. But I’m a tinker at heart and the easy way isn’t necessarily the fun way. As of this moment skylarsch.com is running on it’s own VPS. Last night I got everything setup, and this morning I switched the DNS over.
My publishing workflow hasn’t changed at all. I still push to a remote repo. It receives the content and builds the site. This is the same thing that occurred before, it just happening on my infrastructure instead of GitHubs.
So, here’s to a fantastic new setup, and a fantastic new year.