HELP:Looks like you've followed a broken link or entered a URL that doesn't exist on this site

I am trying to deploy my website but it did. But I am getting this error message
Looks like you’ve followed a broken link or entered a URL that doesn’t exist on this site.

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If this is your site, and you weren’t expecting a 404 for this path, please visit Netlify’s “page not found” support guide for troubleshooting tips.

This is the log
11:04:56 PM: build-image version: 91488c6c0412f5c1c00fb34eff5c1fc41a32bce9 (focal)
11:04:56 PM: buildbot version: 91488c6c0412f5c1c00fb34eff5c1fc41a32bce9
11:04:56 PM: Fetching cached dependencies
11:04:56 PM: Failed to fetch cache, continuing with build
11:04:56 PM: Starting to prepare the repo for build
11:04:57 PM: No cached dependencies found. Cloning fresh repo
11:04:57 PM: git clone --filter=blob:none
11:04:57 PM: Preparing Git Reference refs/heads/main
11:04:58 PM: Parsing package.json dependencies
11:04:59 PM: Starting to install dependencies
11:04:59 PM: Python version set to 3.8
11:04:59 PM: Attempting Ruby version 2.7.2, read from environment
11:05:00 PM: Using Ruby version 2.7.2
11:05:00 PM: Started restoring cached go cache
11:05:00 PM: Finished restoring cached go cache
11:05:00 PM: Installing Go version 1.19.5 (requested 1.19.5)
11:05:05 PM: go version go1.19.5 linux/amd64
11:05:05 PM: Using PHP version 8.0
11:05:06 PM: v16.20.0 is already installed.
11:05:07 PM: Now using node v16.20.0 (npm v8.19.4)
11:05:07 PM: Enabling Node.js Corepack
11:05:07 PM: Started restoring cached build plugins
11:05:07 PM: Finished restoring cached build plugins
11:05:07 PM: Install dependencies script success
11:05:07 PM: No build steps found, continuing to publishing
11:05:07 PM: Starting to deploy site from ‘/’
11:05:07 PM: Starting post processing
11:05:07 PM: Calculating files to upload
11:05:07 PM: 0 new files to upload
11:05:07 PM: 0 new functions to upload
11:05:07 PM: Post processing - HTML
11:05:07 PM: Section completed: deploying
11:05:07 PM: Section completed: building
11:05:07 PM: Uploading Cache of size 6.0KB
11:05:07 PM: Post processing - header rules
11:05:07 PM: Section completed: cleanup
11:05:07 PM: Finished processing build request in 10.892s
11:05:07 PM: Post processing - redirect rules
11:05:07 PM: Post processing done
11:05:08 PM: Section completed: postprocessing
11:05:08 PM: Site is live :sparkles:

No files were deployed according to the build log.

What are the build settings you are using? Are you able to make the repository public?

I had a single file in the folder that I uploaded using Github and the manual deployment. It was an html file

Was the file called index.html as outlined here or something else?

Was the file at the root of the directory you deployed?

I just made the repo public
I think it was

Did you read this guide?

I suggest not.

You need an index.html file. This file must exists at the root of the directory you are deploying. The build log shows

So what Netlify has done is deploy from there, which means that because the HTML file you wish to deploy is inside a directory called Surprise and is also called Surprise.html the site is available at

You need to change Surprise.html to index.html (this is covered in the support guide above.) You will also need to set the publish directory to Surpise as this is where the files you want to deploy exist.

Finally as outlined in this support guide PHP scripts don’t work when deployed—PHP is only available at build time. So the response.php won’t work (this is also referenced as send-email.php in the Surprise.html file.)

Thank you
I have been able to deploy the website successfully