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BitBalloon vs GitHub Pages: What are the differences?

BitBalloon: The ultimate static site hosting platform. 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.; 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.

BitBalloon and GitHub Pages can be categorized as "Static Web Hosting" tools.

Some of the features offered by BitBalloon are:

  • Performance optimization
  • form processing
  • zapier integration

On the other hand, GitHub Pages provides the following key features:

  • Blogging with Jekyll
  • Custom URLs
  • Automatic Page Generator
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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 GitHub Pages?

Public webpages hosted directly from your GitHub repository. Just edit, push, and your changes are live.
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      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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      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
      Zeit Now
      A cloud platform for serverless deployment. It enables developers to host websites and web services that deploy instantly, scale automatically, and require no supervision, all with minimal configuration.
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      Decisions about BitBalloon and GitHub Pages
      Justin Dorfman
      Justin Dorfman
      Developer Evangelist at StackShare | 4 upvotes 27.8K views
      Fastly
      Fastly
      Grunt
      Grunt
      jQuery
      jQuery
      Bootstrap
      Bootstrap
      Jekyll
      Jekyll
      Let's Encrypt
      Let's Encrypt
      Netlify
      Netlify
      GitHub Pages
      GitHub Pages
      MaxCDN
      MaxCDN
      #Webperf
      #StaticSiteGenerators
      #GoogleFonts
      #CDN

      When my SSL cert MaxCDN was expiring on my personal site I decided it was a good time to revamp some things. Since GitHub Services is depreciated I can no longer have #CDN cache purges automated among other things. So I decided on the following: GitHub Pages, Netlify, Let's Encrypt and Jekyll. Staying the same was Bootstrap, jQuery, Grunt & #GoogleFonts.

      What's awesome about GitHub Pages is that it has a #CDN (Fastly) built-in and anytime you push to master, it purges the cache instantaneously without you have to do anything special. Netlify is magic, I highly recommend it to anyone using #StaticSiteGenerators.

      For the most part, everything went smoothly. The only things I had issues with were the following:

      • If you want to point www to GitHub Pages you need to rename the repo to www
      • If you edit something in the _config.yml you need to restart bundle exec jekyll s or changes won't show
      • I had to disable the Grunt htmlmin module. I replaced it with Jekyll layout that compresses HTML for #webperf

      Last but certainly not least, I made a donation to Let's Encrypt. If you use their service consider doing it too: https://letsencrypt.org/donate/

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      Reviews of BitBalloon and GitHub Pages
      Review ofBitBalloonBitBalloon

      Still have yet to hear about from them after over a week and several emails. Almost seems like a scam.

      How developers use BitBalloon and GitHub Pages
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      Adrenal Fatigue Solution uses GitHub PagesGitHub Pages

      Adrenal Fatigue Solution use high-quality ingredients, well-researched chemistry, and efficient oral delivery to ensure your well-being comes first. Our goal is to provide you with the tools to live the healthiest life possible through fast-acting products designed to improve bodily functions on a cellular level.

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      yaswanthgoud3235 uses GitHub PagesGitHub Pages

      t is integrated with the Jekyll software for static web site and blog generation. The Jekyll source pages for a web site can be stored on GitHub as a Git repository, and when the repository is updated the GitHub Pages servers will automatically regenerate the site.

      Avatar of Mimeograph Cognitive
      Mimeograph Cognitive uses GitHub PagesGitHub Pages

      Our main purpose for GitHub pages is inspecting open source code for the purpose of finding out if someone else has already solved a solution to a problem we're working on and whether or not it fits into our plan.

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      RentChek uses GitHub PagesGitHub Pages

      We take advantage of Githubs very lightweight, but powerful static file hosting for our front-end static files. But we have a CDN in front of this to ensure best performance for users anywhere.

      Avatar of AmericanBibleSociety
      AmericanBibleSociety uses GitHub PagesGitHub Pages

      We often use Github Pages to easily develop and deploy marketing sites. Typically we couple middleman as our static site generator and then host the pages on github pages.

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      wooki uses BitBalloonBitBalloon

      Static site preview.

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