Vercel (previously zeit) is similar to Netlify, making deployment of sites easy. The sites are hosted by Vercel and automatically deployed whenever we push a commit to our selected production branch (e.g, master).

If you don't have an account with Vercel, you can sign up here.

🔗Automatic deploys

Once you sign up you can import your site from a Git provider (Github, GitLab or Bitbucket). After the import, you can set the settings for your project.

  • Choose Framework Preset as Other
  • Build command as zola build and make sure toggle on Override switch.
  • By default Vercel chooses output directory as public, if you use a different directory then specify output directory.
  • To add your own domain, go to domain setting in left and add it there.

All we have to is include a vercel.json in our project's root directory by specifying the ZOLA_VERSION we want to use to deploy the site.

  "build": {
    "env": {
      "ZOLA_VERSION": "0.12.0"

And your site should now be up and running.