Deploy a project using Git push


Is it possible to deploy a website using git push? I have a hunch it has something to do with using git hooks to perform a git reset --hard on the server side, but how would I go about accomplishing this?


I found this script on this site and it seems to work quite well.

  1. Copy over your .git directory to your web server
  2. On your local copy, modify your .git/config file and add your web server as a remote:

    [remote "production"]
        url = username@webserver:/path/to/htdocs/.git
  3. On the server, replace .git/hooks/post-update with this file (in the answer below)

  4. Add execute access to the file (again, on the server):

    chmod +x .git/hooks/post-update
  5. Now, just locally push to your web server and it should automatically update the working copy:

    git push production

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