Using Github to deploy your code

My VPS is my ‘live server’, it runs all my production code on the internet. But I develop locally on my laptop using XAMPP. For most of my projects I use Git as a version control system while storing it on Github.

So the infrastructure looks like:

 laptop   ->   Github     ->     vps
   dev      version control    production
working copy     repo         working copy

Everytime I make some changes to my code I commit them to Github:

git commit -a
git push

When it’s time to deploy an update I only have to get the latest changes from Github:

git pull


Posted at September 01, 2012, under Git.