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Forge vs GitHub Pages: What are the differences?

What is Forge? Static web hosting made simple. Fastest possible way to host lighting-fast static websites for small businesses, web startups, and app developers.

What is 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.

Forge and GitHub Pages can be primarily classified as "Static Web Hosting" tools.

Some of the features offered by Forge are:

  • Drag & Drop, or sync with Dropbox or GitHub
  • Version Based History
  • Optimized for Speed

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 Forge?

Fastest possible way to host lighting-fast static websites for small businesses, web startups, and app developers.

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 Forge 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.
    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
    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.
    Webflow
    Webflow is a responsive design tool that lets you design, build, and publish websites in an intuitive interface. Clean code included!
    Surge
    Surge makes it easy for developers to deploy projects to a production-quality CDN through Grunt, Gulp, npm.
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    Decisions about Forge and GitHub Pages
    Justin Dorfman
    Justin Dorfman
    Developer Evangelist at StackShare | 4 upvotes 37.4K views
    MaxCDN
    MaxCDN
    GitHub Pages
    GitHub Pages
    Netlify
    Netlify
    Let's Encrypt
    Let's Encrypt
    Jekyll
    Jekyll
    Bootstrap
    Bootstrap
    jQuery
    jQuery
    Grunt
    Grunt
    Fastly
    Fastly
    #CDN
    #GoogleFonts
    #StaticSiteGenerators
    #Webperf

    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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    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.

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    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.

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    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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