Appernetic is a static site generator as a service (SSGaaS) for GitHub-hosted Hugo sites. With Appernetic, you can edit your content with the in-page editor, upload, manage and crop images as well as use different themes. When you are ready to go live, just press the Publish button! It is also easy to connect your own custom domain name.
Visual tree view
Using the visual tree view you can navigate the filesystem where the content is located, create, view and delete files and folders.
In the PageDown editor, you can add a URL to an image, view and select already uploaded images from your Cloudinary image manager.
You can clone themes from your GitHub account or from someone else's repository. Appernetic follows a simple convention for themes, theme config files are copied from the theme exampleSite folder if it exists, if not found a search is done to find it. Then it is easy to configure the settings from the settings tab.
Git and GitHub are used for version control, cloning, publishing and syncing of your Hugo project.
Speed - web servers are very good at delivering static pages quickly.
Version control - having a repository where people can collaboratively work on a project is a win.
Security - with no database and no processing of scripts, there's not much to mess up.
Maintenance - there's no packages, libraries, modules and frameworks to maintain.
Traffic surges - unexpected traffic peaks is less of a problem as static HTML pages consumes a very small amount of server resources.