I Switched To Netlify

Reasons why I left GitHub pages and moved to Netlify.
June 27, 2019
2 min read

Previously, I was using GitHub Pages to host my blog. I switched to Netlify after encountering a strange issue with GitHub Pages. Every time I deployed to GitHub pages I would have to go to the repository settings and add the custom subdomain back. That issue was frustrating and oddly enough I was looking for an alternative. I came across Netlify and I instantly fell in love with it.

If you don't know what Netlify is, its a static website host provider. They make everything incredibly simple from the dashboard to 1-click https and fast setup. I gave it a try was surprised how nice it was.

The reasons why I like Netlify thus far...

  • It's free (for personal or open-source projects)
  • Supports custom domains
  • Supports HTTPS (Generates a Let's Encrypt Cert)
  • Has Continious deployment (every time you push changes to your repo your site will be deployed if the build passes)
  • Incredibly easy to use
  • Integrates well with GitHub
  • Can do everything GitHub Pages can do

If you're looking for a host provider for your open-source or personal project I would highly recommend checking out Netlify.

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