I have a basic website that I have in Git, recently I created an Ubuntu droplet here on DO and then cloned my site from git in the new server and finished setting it up running on Nginx.
I have since then made changes to my site locally and pushed the changes to git, what is the best way to update the site on DO now? Should I clone it again from git or upload via ftp or is there another solution?
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Either option would work. I would recommend using a
git pullto pull the updates to your master branch since this will also clean up any files that have been removed. Using FTP/SFTP would simply copy the new files over the old and would not handle deletions.
If you wanted to take things a step further you could add a script to your site that acts as a webhook. With this in place, merging your changes into the master branch on github could kick off a
git pullon your server and keep your live site in sync with the master branch of your git repository.
i am using the
git pull origin mastercommand but it isn’t updating my python files like views, forms etc. All other files like html files are updated
OK great thanks