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Below lists some key concepts that will help in understanding how Instant Websites work


A site is basically a website. It would normally be named using a DNS compatible name (e.g.

A space can have multiple sites configured. Each site, then has it's own Connection, Metadata and Look & Feel configuration associated to it. 


A connection is where your site gets published. Instant Websites currently has four types of connection:

  1. Download 

  2. File System

  3. AWS

  4. Git

Site Generation

Complete Generation

The first time a site is published, you'll need to do a complete generation. 

Incremental Generation

Some changes that don't affect menu items or trees of pages can do an incremental generation which is much faster than the complete generation.