As a web performance extremist I’ve been wanting to explore Jekyll for a while now. Having no background in Ruby I was put off at first, but then I came across Learning Jekyll By Example by Andrew Munsell, which clearly describes the steps needed to get up and running.
For now I’m using GitHub to host the site. It seems reliable enough, and it makes pushing new updates really simple. Large, static files will be hosted on Amazon S3 to keep the repository clean.