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Firebase Hosting vs GitHub Pages: What are the differences?

Firebase Hosting: Production-grade web content hosting. It is production-grade web content hosting for developers. With a single command, you can quickly deploy web apps and serve both static and dynamic content to a global CDN (content delivery network). You can also pair it with Cloud Functions or Cloud Run to build and host microservices; GitHub Pages: Public webpages freely hosted and easily published. Public webpages hosted directly from your GitHub repository. Just edit, push, and your changes are live.

Firebase Hosting and GitHub Pages belong to "Static Web Hosting" category of the tech stack.

According to the StackShare community, GitHub Pages has a broader approval, being mentioned in 775 company stacks & 4401 developers stacks; compared to Firebase Hosting, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.

Decisions about Firebase Hosting and GitHub Pages
Howie Zhao
Full Stack Engineer at yintrust · | 7 upvotes · 119.2K 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 Firebase Hosting
Pros of GitHub Pages
  • 4
    Integration with firebase
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    Analytics
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    Super simple deploys
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    Easy deployment
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    Free
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    Right out of github
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    Quick to set up
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    Instant
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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
  • 4
    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 Firebase Hosting
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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 Firebase Hosting?

    It is production-grade web content hosting for developers. With a single command, you can quickly deploy web apps and serve both static and dynamic content to a global CDN (content delivery network). You can also pair it with Cloud Functions or Cloud Run to build and host microservices.

    What is GitHub Pages?

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

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    What are some alternatives to Firebase Hosting and GitHub Pages?
    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.
    Firebase
    Firebase is a cloud service designed to power real-time, collaborative applications. Simply add the Firebase library to your application to gain access to a shared data structure; any changes you make to that data are automatically synchronized with the Firebase cloud and with other clients within milliseconds.
    DigitalOcean
    We take the complexities out of cloud hosting by offering blazing fast, on-demand SSD cloud servers, straightforward pricing, a simple API, and an easy-to-use control panel.
    Google Cloud Storage
    Google Cloud Storage allows world-wide storing and retrieval of any amount of data and at any time. It provides a simple programming interface which enables developers to take advantage of Google's own reliable and fast networking infrastructure to perform data operations in a secure and cost effective manner. If expansion needs arise, developers can benefit from the scalability provided by Google's infrastructure.
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