Sync repository with web server

I use free hosting, and most if not all free hosting services that I have considered switching to do not allow SSH. Is there a way to push locally to my Bitbucket repository and have it update on my website? SFTP? or....?

I'm just looking for a more streamlined way to update my site, without using an FTP client and dropping in/deleting/updating files.

I'm rather new to git/version control, so as much detail as possible would be best, please.

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Best solution I have found is to use Heroku is you need free hosting, and your site is relatively lightweight. Heroku supports Git, PHP and has add-ons (like email handling) that are pretty handy. Obviously SSH is supported, and you can bring in Bitbucket or Github repositories, so everything hooks in and automatically updates.

You can actually host a website on Bitbucket. Then, you can push to the site. Check this page:

https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/BITBUCKET/Publishing+a+Website+on+Bitbucket

Thanks for the tip, Mary. My concerns though, are: does my webhost need git or SSH access, then (because it has neither..)?

If PHP is not allowed, does that mean a contact form would not work?

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