• Firewall port
  • SELinux
  • Force SSL(ssl on configure) should be off at first

Nginx site related configure:

server {
    root <static_file_path>;
    index index.html;
    listen [::]:80;
    listen 80;
    listen 443 ssl;
    listen [::]:443 ssl;
    location / {
    error_page 404 /404.html;
            location = 404.html {
    ssl        on;
    ssl_certificate <PATH_TO_CERT>;
    ssl_certificate_key <PATH_TO_PRIVKEY>;

Install jekyll, use RVM may make build easier, e.g:

  • Add export PATH="$PATH:$HOME/.rvm/bin" to .bashrc
  • $ rvm install 2.5.3
  • $ rvm use ruby-2.5.3

Generate HTML (from this pull request):

$ JEKYLL_ENV=production bundle exec jekyll build -d _deploy

Using JEKYLL_ENV=production if you set google analytics tracking ID so minima or other theme you’re using will render tracking script.

Change files privilege:

$ chmod o+x `find . -type d`
$ chmod o-x `find . -type f`


  1. In Fedora 25, Nginx static file folder not in /usr/share/nginx/html, even SELinux was disabled, Nginx still return a permission denied when access.
  2. An automatic way to change files privilege.