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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 Netlify
Pros of Render
  • 43
    Easy deploy
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    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
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    Canary Releases (Split Tests)
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    Tech oriented support
  • 1
    Supports static site generators
  • 17
    Very easy to start
  • 14
    Zero Downtime Deploys
  • 13
    Infrastructure as Code
  • 12
    Pull Request Previews
  • 12
    Easy deployment
  • 10
    Custom domains support
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    Tech oriented support
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    Free and automatic SSL
  • 9
    Zero devops skills required
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    100GB free for static site

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Cons of Netlify
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    It's expensive
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    Bandwidth limitation
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    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.

    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.

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