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.

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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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