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A unified platform to build and run all your apps and websites
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What is Render?

Render is a unified platform to build and run all your apps and websites with free SSL, a global CDN, private networks and auto deploys from Git.
Render is a tool in the Platform as a Service category of a tech stack.

Who uses Render?

33 companies reportedly use Render in their tech stacks, including, Codustry, and Friendliest App.

171 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Render.

Render Integrations

GitHub, Python, Node.js, PostgreSQL, and GitLab are some of the popular tools that integrate with Render. Here's a list of all 19 tools that integrate with Render.
Pros of Render
Very easy to start
Zero Downtime Deploys
Infrastructure as Code
Pull Request Previews
Easy deployment
Custom domains support
Zero devops skills required
Free and automatic SSL
Tech oriented support
100GB free for static site
Decisions about Render

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Render in their tech stack.

Needs advice
GitHub PagesGitHub Pages

Why can't I host a server on GitHub Pages?

I'm curious what the difference between GHP and a PaaS like Render or Heroku is. Thank you!

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Render's Features

  • Instant and continuous deploys from GitHub and GitLab
  • Global CDN
  • Fully managed PostgreSQL
  • Free SSL and custom domains
  • Static Sites
  • Private Networking
  • Disks
  • Cron jobs
  • Background workers
  • Dockerfile support
  • Infrastructure as Code
  • Simple, predictable pricing
  • Amazing support
  • Native support for Node, Elixir, Go, Ruby, Python, Rust
  • Reduced complexity
  • Zero Devops
  • No servers to manage.

Render Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Render?
Netlify is smart enough to process your site and make sure all assets gets optimized and served with perfect caching-headers from a cookie-less domain. We make sure your HTML is served straight from our CDN edge nodes without any round-trip to our backend servers and are the only ones to give you instant cache invalidation when you push a new deploy. Netlify is also the only static hosting service with integrated continuous deployment.
Heroku is a cloud application platform – a new way of building and deploying web apps. Heroku lets app developers spend 100% of their time on their application code, not managing servers, deployment, ongoing operations, or scaling.
Google App Engine
Google has a reputation for highly reliable, high performance infrastructure. With App Engine you can take advantage of the 10 years of knowledge Google has in running massively scalable, performance driven systems. App Engine applications are easy to build, easy to maintain, and easy to scale as your traffic and data storage needs grow.
Apache Camel
An open source Java framework that focuses on making integration easier and more accessible to developers.
Red Hat OpenShift
OpenShift is Red Hat's Cloud Computing Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering. OpenShift is an application platform in the cloud where application developers and teams can build, test, deploy, and run their applications.
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Render's Followers
209 developers follow Render to keep up with related blogs and decisions.