I already build several Hugo sites but I have a basic question.
To publish and test sites, I am using services such as Netlify, Vercel, Github etc.
But for a particular request, I have to upload only the “public directory” (created after running the command
hugo --gc --minify) to the hosting provider directory (html, css, images, etc.).
Will the site be working similarly as the one created locally or with services as mentionned above ?
In addition, I created a site with only a single home page without nothing else. But Hugo has build and created tags and categories directorires in public directory.
Is it a standard feature or how can I avoid having such useless directories.