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What is GitHub Pages?

Public webpages hosted directly from your GitHub repository. Just edit, push, and your changes are live.

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 Surge?

Surge makes it easy for developers to deploy projects to a production-quality CDN through Grunt, Gulp, npm.


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    What companies use GitHub Pages?
    483 companies on StackShare use GitHub Pages
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    43 companies on StackShare use Netlify
    What companies use Surge?
    7 companies on StackShare use Surge


    What tools integrate with GitHub Pages?
    6 tools on StackShare integrate with GitHub Pages
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    4 tools on StackShare integrate with Netlify
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    What are some alternatives to GitHub Pages, Netlify, and Surge?

    • GitLab Pages - Create websites for your GitLab projects, groups, or user account
    • Webflow - Build responsive websites visually
    • Divshot - Front-End Application Platform
    • Forge - Static web hosting made simple

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