Created Friday 02 December 2022
Recently I set up read-only Git repository hosting on Dreamhost for my project JACL. This was kind of tricky, so here are the steps:
- In the Dreamhost control panel, set up SSH for a user.
- Once you can log in with a password, you probably want to set up key-based authentication.
- On the remote host, cd into the directory corresponding to your hosted domain.
- mkdir your-repo.git
- cd your-repo.git
- git init --bare
- cp hooks/post-update.sample hooks/post-update
- Back in your local repo, run a command like the following: git remote add origin ssh://firstname.lastname@example.org:/home/user/example.com/your-repo.git substituting user, northbend.dreamhost.com, and example.com with your particulars.
- git push -u origin master
- Now, you should be able to git push and anyone on the Internet should be able to git clone https://example.com/your-repo.git