GitHub Pages VS Netlify

GitHub Pages

GitHub Pages is a static site hosting service that is designed to host your personal, organization, or project pages directly from a GitHub repository. With GitHub Pages, you can create a simple website by committing HTML, CSS, and JavaScript files to a repository on GitHub, and GitHub will automatically serve the website from a URL that is based on your GitHub username or the name of your repository.

GitHub Pages is a quick and easy way to create a simple, static website, and it is especially useful for hosting documentation, project pages, and other types of websites that do not require a dynamic back-end. You can also use GitHub Pages to host websites that are generated by static site generators, such as Jekyll, and you can customize the look and feel of your website by creating a custom theme.

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Netlify is a cloud platform that is designed to help developers build and deploy modern, high-performance websites and applications. With Netlify, you can deploy your code to a global network of servers with a single command, and the platform will take care of the rest, including provisioning servers, scaling your application to meet demand, and providing security and compliance. Netlify supports a wide range of technologies and frameworks, including popular static sites generators like Jekyll and Hugo, as well as serverless functions and APIs.

One of the key features of Netlify is its focus on continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD). With Netlify, you can set up automatic deployments whenever you push code to your Git repository, and the platform will build and deploy your application for you. This makes it easy to iterate quickly on your code and deploy changes automatically, without having to manually build and deploy your application every time you make a change. Netlify also provides a number of tools and services to help you manage your deployments, including database and file storage, analytics and monitoring, and custom domain management.

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  • GitHub Pages
    • directly host static webpages off of a GitHub repository
    • enables the use of custom domains
    • free
    • integrates version control on GitHub as well as other GitHub capabilities
    • Suitable for modest projects without server-side coding or straightforward static web pages
    • Since GitHub Pages does not contain a build step, building the site before deployment is required
  • Netlify
    • Global CDN-based hosting
    • Supporting custom domains
    • features a free tier and fees for more usage and storage
    • Integrates with other providers such as GitHub and GitLab
    • suitable for web applications that demand high scalability, security, and built-in connectors
    • Web application development and deployment support built-in


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FrameWork GitHub Pages Netlify
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Multi-cloud Google Cloud (GCP), AWS, Digital Ocean, Yandex
Continuous deployment
Automated builds from Git
Instant rollbacks to any version
Site previews for every push
Compatible with all Static Site Generators
Works best with Jekyll
Slack, email, GitHub, outgoing webhook
Team Management
Custom domains
Automatic HTTPS
Rewrites & Redirects
Password Protection
Included in paid plan.
Build Minutes
300 minutes /month
Concurrent builds
100GB /month
100GB /month
Team Members
Build Time Per Deployment
15 minutes
Build Memory Limit (in MiB)
2048 MiB
Max team members before switch to custom pricing
Git contributors have to be Team Members
Starting from $19/month per member
Serverless Functions (API)
Node.js, Go
Edge Functions
Uses deno runtime
Background Functions
run up to 15 minutes
netlify dev
Environment Variables
Build Logs
Build Canceling
Web UI and programmatically via Build Plugins
Netlify Identity
Asset Optimizations
bundling, minifying, compressing images
A/B Testing
git branch-based split testing
Form Handling
Netlify Forms
Data Storage
Push Notifications
Machine Learning
Two-factor authentication
Team Logs-
SOC2 Type 2
Carbon Neutral
Carbon-free Energy
Renewable energy by 2025
AWS promised to run on 100% renewable energy by 2025

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