GitHub Pages vs Zeit Now: What are the differences?
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.
What is Zeit Now? It makes serverless application deployment easy. 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.
GitHub Pages and Zeit Now belong to "Static Web Hosting" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by GitHub Pages are:
- Blogging with Jekyll
- Custom URLs
- Automatic Page Generator
On the other hand, Zeit Now provides the following key features:
- Easy, production-ready deployment with one command
- Simple scaling, including auto-scaling
Lyft, CircleCI, and Bukalapak are some of the popular companies that use GitHub Pages, whereas Zeit Now is used by A+E Networks, Vigour, and Bazzite. GitHub Pages has a broader approval, being mentioned in 576 company stacks & 683 developers stacks; compared to Zeit Now, which is listed in 14 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.
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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