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Recently I discovered that we can host our web apps on GitHub and publish them with the repo URL.

I created a repo named myusername.github.io and published my web app on it. Now I want to host another web app created in another repo. https://pages.github.com/ says that the hosting won’t work if the first part of the repository doesn’t exactly match your username.

But now since I already have a repo of that name, how do I create another one and host my web-app there?

I tried to do something like myusername.github.io-webapp (where the first part matches my username) but it did not work.

Is there a work around for this or am I just naming my repos incorrectly?

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For your second app you are wanting to publish, create a new repo using any name (e.g. myapp).

Then publish a branch named gh-pages to that repo.

Your new app should then be available at http://USER.github.io/REPO. So, for our example, username.github.io/myapp.

For a detailed guide on these steps, see the Creating Project Pages Manually guide.


The convention of creating a repo with the pattern user.github.io is just a shortcut way of doing the steps above, and only works once since repo names are unique.

But the manual steps above work for any number of repositories!

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You get one website per GitHub account, but no one is stopping in you from dividing it between multiple applications. For example you can put one application under /app1 and another one under /app2.

Keep in mind that GitHub is a git hosting company, not a web hosting one.

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