SSL/HTTPS is now almost mandatory.
Good news is, we can easily setup SSL with Cloudflare, and it’s free!
Make sure you already have a website hosted on Github Pages, and serving via your own domain name.
If not, get your website running first.
Then register a Cloudflare account.
Setup on Cloudflare
In Cloudflare > “Add Site” > Enter your website domain name
Cloudflare automatically copy your DNS records, but you should double check them
In your domain registrar, change the nameservers to that provided by Cloudflare – eg.
The Thing About Page Rules
Cloudflare’s Page Rules is like nginx configuration. You can rewrite URLs, configure cache settings, redirects, etc.
For simple redirection/forwarding, you need 1 page rule for every redirect.
Cloudflare free plan provides only 3 page rules.
Argh, that’s the caveat of being free.