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What is GitHub Pages?

Public webpages hosted directly from your GitHub repository. Just edit, push, and your changes are live.
GitHub Pages is a tool in the Static Web Hosting category of a tech stack.

Who uses GitHub Pages?

1705 companies reportedly use GitHub Pages in their tech stacks, including Tokopedia, Lyft, and GitHub.

15500 developers on StackShare have stated that they use GitHub Pages.

GitHub Pages Integrations

GitHub, Datadog, Hexo, Publii, and Tinypress are some of the popular tools that integrate with GitHub Pages. Here's a list of all 10 tools that integrate with GitHub Pages.
Pros of GitHub Pages
Right out of github
Quick to set up
Easy to learn
Great way of setting up your project's website
Widely used
Quick and easy
Great documentation
Super easy
Easy setup
Instant and fast Jekyll builds
Great customer support
Great integration
Decisions about GitHub Pages

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose GitHub Pages in their tech stack.

Needs advice
GitHub PagesGitHub Pages

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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Tarun Batra
Senior Software Developer at Okta · | 6 upvotes · 19.7K views

I had been using GitHub Pages to host my website at for a long time but like any centralized service, it is prone to outages. I decided to keep a copy on IPFS to make it always available (not like it is critical, but I take it personally, since it is my digital representation). Since then I host an identical copy at I hope more and more websites are built on an immutable and distributed stack like IPFS .

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Needs advice
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Confluence is pretty limited in terms of creating rich content, so I'm thinking about having the team put some effort into switching over to a Markdown-based system like GitHub Pages. Do you know of any pros and cons of GitHub pages for internal content of an organization vs Confluence?

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Simon Reymann
Senior Fullstack Developer at QUANTUSflow Software GmbH · | 30 upvotes · 9.2M views

Our whole DevOps stack consists of the following tools:

  • GitHub (incl. GitHub Pages/Markdown for Documentation, GettingStarted and HowTo's) for collaborative review and code management tool
  • Respectively Git as revision control system
  • SourceTree as Git GUI
  • Visual Studio Code as IDE
  • CircleCI for continuous integration (automatize development process)
  • Prettier / TSLint / ESLint as code linter
  • SonarQube as quality gate
  • Docker as container management (incl. Docker Compose for multi-container application management)
  • VirtualBox for operating system simulation tests
  • Kubernetes as cluster management for docker containers
  • Heroku for deploying in test environments
  • nginx as web server (preferably used as facade server in production environment)
  • SSLMate (using OpenSSL) for certificate management
  • Amazon EC2 (incl. Amazon S3) for deploying in stage (production-like) and production environments
  • PostgreSQL as preferred database system
  • Redis as preferred in-memory database/store (great for caching)

The main reason we have chosen Kubernetes over Docker Swarm is related to the following artifacts:

  • Key features: Easy and flexible installation, Clear dashboard, Great scaling operations, Monitoring is an integral part, Great load balancing concepts, Monitors the condition and ensures compensation in the event of failure.
  • Applications: An application can be deployed using a combination of pods, deployments, and services (or micro-services).
  • Functionality: Kubernetes as a complex installation and setup process, but it not as limited as Docker Swarm.
  • Monitoring: It supports multiple versions of logging and monitoring when the services are deployed within the cluster (Elasticsearch/Kibana (ELK), Heapster/Grafana, Sysdig cloud integration).
  • Scalability: All-in-one framework for distributed systems.
  • Other Benefits: Kubernetes is backed by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), huge community among container orchestration tools, it is an open source and modular tool that works with any OS.
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Dale Ross
Independent Contractor at Self Employed · | 22 upvotes · 1.5M views

I've heard that I have the ability to write well, at times. When it flows, it flows. I decided to start blogging in 2013 on Blogger. I started a company and joined BizPark with the Microsoft Azure allotment. I created a WordPress blog and did a migration at some point. A lot happened in the time after that migration but I stopped coding and changed cities during tumultuous times that taught me many lessons concerning mental health and productivity. I eventually graduated from BizSpark and outgrew the credit allotment. That killed the WordPress blog.

I blogged about writing again on the existing Blogger blog but it didn't feel right. I looked at a few options where I wouldn't have to worry about hosting cost indefinitely and Jekyll stood out with GitHub Pages. The Importer was fairly straightforward for the existing blog posts.

Todo * Set up redirects for all posts on blogger. The URI format is different so a complete redirect wouldn't work. Although, there may be something in Jekyll that could manage the redirects. I did notice the old URLs were stored in the front matter. I'm working on a command-line Ruby gem for the current plan. * I did find some of the lost WordPress posts on that I downloaded with the waybackmachinedownloader. I think I might write an importer for that. * I still have a few Disqus comment threads to map

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Blog Posts

GitHub Pages's Features

  • Blogging with Jekyll
  • Custom URLs
  • Automatic Page Generator

GitHub Pages Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to GitHub Pages?
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
Host your static websites on for free, or on your own GitLab Enterprise Edition instance. Use any static website generator: Jekyll, Middleman, Hexo, Hugo, Pelican, and more
Amazon S3
Amazon Simple Storage Service provides a fully redundant data storage infrastructure for storing and retrieving any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web
Medium is a different kind of place on the internet. A place where the measure of success isn’t views, but viewpoints. Where the quality of the idea matters, not the author’s qualifications. A place where conversation pushes ideas forward.
The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.
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