What is Cactus?
Cactus makes setting up a website look easy. Choose a template for a blog, portfolio or single page and Cactus generates all files and folders to get you on your way.
Cactus is a tool in the Static Site Generators category of a tech stack.
Cactus is an open source tool with 3.3K GitHub stars and 311 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Cactus's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Cactus?
3 companies reportedly use Cactus in their tech stacks, including Hactar, Founders, and ebusinesslab.
Why developers like Cactus?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Cactus
- Mac App
- Focus on editing - Under the hood, Cactus runs a small local web server for each website you're working on. This makes it possible to build your website locally, using modern web technologies, and have the results generated to a collection of flat files.
- Live preview anywhere - Cactus monitors all changes you make to your files and automatically refreshes your browser. Preview your project on mobile devices, and they'll instantly refresh too.
- Deploy with confidence - Cactus uses Amazon S3 for fast, reliable and inexpensive hosting, so you can get your projects on the web faster.
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