How To Install Jekyll on CentOS 7

Install Jekyll on CentOS 7

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Jekyll on CentOS 7. For those of you who didn’t know, Buildbot is a continuous integration tool based on Python which automates the build, test, and releases software cycles. It is built using the Twisted networking engine, supports parallel execution of jobs across multiple platforms, and is compatible with all major operating systems.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Jekyll on CentOS 7.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 7.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Jekyll on CentOS 7

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

yum clean all
yum -y update

Step 2. Installing Ruby.

Jekyll requires Ruby to work, so we have to have it installed on the server. It is available in the official CentOS 7 repositories, so we can simply install it running the following command:

yum install ruby

Once done, you can run the following command to check if Ruby is installed successfully:

ruby -v

Step 3. Installing Jekyll on CentOS 7.

Install Jekyll package using gem:

gem install jekyll

We can test that Jekyll is working by checking the version installed:

jekyll -v

After it is done, use the gem install command to install the bundler:

gem install bundler

Step 4. Create a blog and up the server using Jekyll.

Now we are ready to create the blog and run the server. The below-given command creates the directory called idrootblog. You can give another name of your choice. In this directory, the Jekyll configuration file and setup are all set:

cd /home
jekyll new idrootblog

Change to the newly created directory idrootblog or the new name which you have given at the time of using command Jekyll:

cd idrootblog

Start the Jekyll application and replace the below-mentioned IP address with your ip:

jekyll server --host &

Step 5. Accessing Jekyll.

Jekyll will be available on HTTP port 4000 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to http://your-domain.com:4000 or http://your-server-ip:4000/

Install Jekyll on CentOS 7

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Jekyll. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Jekyll on CentOS 7 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Jekyll website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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