Build your site by running the hugo command. Then host it for free using Github Pages or Netlify (refer to the first installation method). Alternatively, copy the generated public/ directory (by FTP, Rsync, etc.) to your production web server (such as a university’s hosting service).
Feel free to star the project on Github to help keep track of updates and check out the release notes prior to updating your site.
Before updating the framework, it is recommended to make a backup of your entire website directory (or at least your themes/academic directory) and record your current version number.
By default, Academic is installed as a Git submodule which can be updated by running the following command: