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Render

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?

Companies
34 companies reportedly use Render in their tech stacks, including lawpilots.com, Friendliest App, and CodeCarrot.

Developers
197 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 20 tools that integrate with Render.
Pros of Render
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Very easy to start
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Zero Downtime Deploys
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Infrastructure as Code
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Pull Request Previews
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Easy deployment
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Custom domains support
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Zero devops skills required
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Free and automatic SSL
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Tech oriented support
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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
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GitHub PagesGitHub Pages
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HerokuHeroku

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
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
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.
JavaScript
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
Git
Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
GitHub
GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.
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Render's Followers
219 developers follow Render to keep up with related blogs and decisions.