Installing Jekyll on Ubuntu 15.10



Jekyll is a site generator which is useful to generate static and simple website for personal, project or organizational purpose. It is like some file based CMS which works without any data base or complexity. It takes your text content and generate a complete and static website which is ready to be server by any web server like Apache, nginx or other.



No more databases, comment moderation, or pesky updates to install—just your content.


Markdown (or Textile), Liquid, HTML & CSS go in. Static sites come out ready for deployment.


Permalinks, categories, pages, posts, and custom layouts are all first-class citizens here.

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Jekyll installation is very easy and straight. It will  take only few minutes to install.


Ubuntu 15.10 VPS with minimum 512 MB RAM, minimum 4 GB Storage.

Ruby, RubyGems, NodeJS, and Python 2.7 (minimum) is required as software.

Installation Steps

Update Ubuntu Server

# apt-get update

Install Ruby package

# apt-get install ruby-full

Install Jekyll package with gem

# gem install jekyll


Verify version of jekyll to ensure whether it is installed or not

# jekyll -v

Change to home directory

# cd /home

Create a new website

$ sudo jekyll new unixmen.lan


The above command will create a new web directory under /home

# cd /home/unixmen.lan &&  ls

Selection_003 Time to start jekyll application, replace below mentioned ip address with your ip.

# jekyll server --host &


Now Open your browser and type



Installation part is done! follow official documentation to learn  advanced :


Have a look in  _config.yml file to define your base url. new blog posts will live under  _posts directory. No database is required to build static web pages.