I decided to do some more work on Archiver (read more here) to re-write the front-end using Bootstrap. I was looking for an end-to-end dev / production environment managed completely through GitHub (I made a repo 2 years ago but hadn’t touched it since).
I pulled and pushed code with my Linux Mint VM perfectly fine, but had some difficulty on the server side. To my surprise, Git was already installed when I connected via SSH to my GoDaddy web hosting account . However, cPanel Git is a bit different than using Git on a dedicated server. It took a little while to figure it out, so I thought I’d share the steps it took to make everything work correctly. I kept getting the error, “The requested URL returned error: 403 Forbidden while accessing”, and found a solution after a bit of searching.
Note: These directions assume that you have connected via SSH to your cPanel GoDaddy web hosting account.
- Set your name and email so your commits are labeled correctly.
$ git config --global user.name "Your Name Here" $ git config --global user.email "email@example.com"
- Assuming you’ve already forked the repository, clone the fork.
$ git clone https://github.com/ifyouwillit/Archiver.git
- Add a changed file.
$ git add somefile.php
- Commit your changes.
$ git commit -m "[your commit note here]"
- Push your changes (I’m using the actual URL instead of ‘remote’ to illustrate the change).
$ git push -u https://github.com/[GITHUB_USERNAME]/[REPO_NAME].git
But WAIT. You will probably get an error if you’re using cPanel Git on GoDaddy.
error: The requested URL returned error: 403 Forbidden while accessing https://github.com/ifyouwillit/Archiver.git/info/refs fatal: HTTP request failed.
To correct the error, make the following change…
$ git push -u https://[GITHUB_USERNAME]@github.com/[GITHUB_USERNAME]/[REPO_NAME].git
Notice the base URL has changed.
And there ya have it. If you have comments or questions, leave them in the comment section below.
By the way, I can’t take all the credit. Jess is the one that originally saved me!