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Forge vs Netlify: What are the differences?

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

Forge and Netlify 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, Netlify provides the following key features:

  • Global Network
  • Global Network
  • Instant Cache Validation
Decisions about Forge and Netlify
Howie Zhao
Full Stack Engineer at yintrust · | 7 upvotes · 114K 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 Forge
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    Easy deploy
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    Fastest static hosting and continuous deployments
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    Free SSL support
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    Super simple deploys
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    Easy Setup and Continous deployments
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    Free plan for personal websites
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    Faster than any other option in the market
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    Deploy previews
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    Free Open Source (Pro) plan
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    Easy to use and great support
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    Analytics
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    Great loop-in material on a blog
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    Great drag and drop functionality
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    Fastest static hosting and continuous deployments
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    Custom domains support
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    Canary Releases (Split Tests)
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    Tech oriented support
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    Supports static site generators

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Cons of Forge
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      It's expensive
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      Bandwidth limitation

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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 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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