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GitLab Pages vs Netlify: What are the differences?

Developers describe GitLab Pages as "Create websites for your GitLab projects, groups, or user account". Host your static websites on GitLab.com for free, or on your own GitLab Enterprise Edition instance. Use any static website generator: Jekyll, Middleman, Hexo, Hugo, Pelican, and more. On the other hand, Netlify is detailed as "Build, deploy and host your static site or app with a drag and drop interface and automatic delpoys from GitHub or Bitbucket". 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.

GitLab Pages and Netlify belong to "Static Web Hosting" category of the tech stack.

Ratio, MailTape, and Flat are some of the popular companies that use Netlify, whereas GitLab Pages is used by Mocco, Caravelo, and Sigfox. Netlify has a broader approval, being mentioned in 86 company stacks & 98 developers stacks; compared to GitLab Pages, which is listed in 15 company stacks and 22 developer stacks.

Decisions about GitLab Pages and Netlify
Howie Zhao
Full Stack Engineer at yintrust · | 7 upvotes · 121.9K 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 GitLab Pages
Pros of Netlify
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    Free
  • 4
    Integrated build and release pipeline
  • 2
    Allows any custom build scripts and plugins
  • 43
    Easy deploy
  • 41
    Fastest static hosting and continuous deployments
  • 21
    Free SSL support
  • 21
    Super simple deploys
  • 15
    Easy Setup and Continous deployments
  • 9
    Free plan for personal websites
  • 9
    Faster than any other option in the market
  • 7
    Deploy previews
  • 6
    Free Open Source (Pro) plan
  • 4
    Easy to use and great support
  • 4
    Analytics
  • 4
    Great loop-in material on a blog
  • 3
    Great drag and drop functionality
  • 3
    Fastest static hosting and continuous deployments
  • 2
    Custom domains support
  • 1
    Canary Releases (Split Tests)
  • 1
    Tech oriented support
  • 1
    Supports static site generators

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Cons of GitLab Pages
Cons of Netlify
  • 1
    Require Jekyll approach
  • 0
    Slow builds
  • 8
    It's expensive
  • 1
    Bandwidth limitation

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What is GitLab Pages?

Host your static websites on GitLab.com for free, or on your own GitLab Enterprise Edition instance. Use any static website generator: Jekyll, Middleman, Hexo, Hugo, Pelican, and more

What is 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.

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What are some alternatives to GitLab Pages and Netlify?
GitHub Pages
Public webpages hosted directly from your GitHub repository. Just edit, push, and your changes are live.
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.
GitLab
GitLab offers git repository management, code reviews, issue tracking, activity feeds and wikis. Enterprises install GitLab on-premise and connect it with LDAP and Active Directory servers for secure authentication and authorization. A single GitLab server can handle more than 25,000 users but it is also possible to create a high availability setup with multiple active servers.
Confluence
Capture the knowledge that's too often lost in email inboxes and shared network drives in Confluence instead – where it's easy to find, use, and update.
Gitbook
It is a modern documentation platform where teams can document everything from products, to APIs and internal knowledge-bases. It is a place to think and track ideas for you & your team.
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