BitBalloon vs Forge vs GitHub Pages

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Decisions about BitBalloon, Forge, and GitHub Pages
Howie Zhao
Full Stack Engineer at yintrust · | 7 upvotes · 174.3K views

We use Netlify to host static websites.

The reasons for choosing Netlify over GitHub Pages are as follows:

  • Netfily can bind multiple domain names, while GitHub Pages can only bind one domain name
  • With Netfily, the original repository can be private, while GitHub Pages free tier requires the original repository to be public

In addition, in order to use CDN, we use Netlify DNS.

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Pros of BitBalloon
Pros of Forge
Pros of GitHub Pages
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    Forms handling
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    Easy to set up
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    Gulp/grunt integration
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    Right out of github
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    Quick to set up
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    Easy to learn
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    Great way of setting up your project's website
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    Widely used
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    Quick and easy
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    Great documentation
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    Super easy
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    Easy setup
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    Instant and fast Jekyll builds
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    Great customer support
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    Great integration

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Cons of BitBalloon
Cons of Forge
Cons of GitHub Pages
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        Not possible to perform HTTP redirects
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        Supports only Jekyll
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        Limited Jekyll plugins
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        Jekyll is bloated

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      What is BitBalloon?

      BitBalloon deploys static sites from development to production in one step. Sites are automatically compressed, cached and pushed to a CDN. Any forms on the site will automatically work. BitBalloon is 100% programmable, everything from deployment to form handling can be controlled through the API. White label reseller options are available for using BitBalloon as a site publishing engine inside 3rd party authoring tools.

      What is Forge?

      Fastest possible way to host lighting-fast static websites for small businesses, web startups, and app developers.

      What is GitHub Pages?

      Public webpages hosted directly from your GitHub repository. Just edit, push, and your changes are live.

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