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DigitalOcean recently added Netlify like App hosting - you just point it at a repo and it does the rest. Static Sites are free and other things that need a server process running (node apps, etc.) require a mini droplet type purchase. The one project I tested like this they put me on an "XS" plan that was like $5-6 / month.

Personally I use Netlify / Vercel though for just about everything.


Hey! Could you send me the link for the digital ocean hosting? I didn't know DO had a free service. Really interested to see what they offer


Yeah no problem. It's currently in beta, but it's seems pretty nice already.



Personal: Vercel because it has an extremely generous free tier that I would never need more than.

Business: AWS S3 because AWS is my cloud provider of choice and you should always stick to knowing one cloud provider IMO.


Feature lists on free tier plans are def one of my main concerns, will take a look at Vercel for sure πŸ‘


Is there any free host for Business static website, Just curious ?

No. You can probably get some like startup discounts but most companies choose to profit from businesses and lose money from individuals because the businesses will spend a lot more than any individual will which will make up for the loss and some. Also getting more people to use a service and have experience means more businesses will use those tools which just means more profits for them.


I host my personal site adi.tilde.institute on tilde.institute/. This is a great free service that gives full ssh access to an OpenBSD machine. My bloat-free, nojs static site generator mkws(1) is hosted on openbsd.amsterdam/. For a VPS solution I would also recommend tinykvm.com/. I don't use it, but I think Netlify is cool.


Love the idea of mkws! Together with a class-less CSS lib like new.css this seems like a great way to get some content online fast and efficiently.


I don't think there's a faster way in terms of launching. πŸ˜›

I also built this: adi.tilde.institute/default.css/


Never heard of tilde.institute before. πŸ˜‰
Thanks for the recommendation, def will check it out! πŸ‘


GitHub Pages, I wrote about it but to put it short I use Publish and GitHub publishing is baked in.


Generally, I host my static websites on Netlify it is nice and quite easy for the folders present in the root of the repo. Actually I wanted to know how to host the monorepos(A GitHub Repo consisting of more than one folder and each folder consisting of static websites and being hosted) I even went through the documentation but I couldn't do so if anyone did it before or any link to do so with better examples please do comment


I ❀️ Vercel. I've been using them for quite some time and I love their product.


Did you try Netlify or other services before? If so, why did you prefer Vercel? πŸ‘€


I've been using Vercel since they were Zeit. I didn't know about Netlify until about a year ago.

The thing that made me want to use Zeit was it's simplicity: type now in your terminal to deploy your website. So simple in it's implementation yet so powerful!

They're also the people behind Next.js, which is a React-based framework that I absolutely love using.

I believe Next.js holds great future potential πŸ”₯πŸ”₯


Mine is on Vercel. Well, it's free forever for what I need.


I've heard a lot of great stuff on it πŸ˜‰
What about the learning curve on S3? πŸ‘€


I have been putting a lot of my static sites on render. It's free and you're able to attach a subdomain with a cert. That is something that isn't very common.


That feature could come in handy in many cases, agree πŸ˜‰πŸ‘


I used to self-host my websites on a dell optiplex fx160 (following this post's recommendations), but I don't have a stable enough access to internet to still use it.

So I moved all my websites to alwaysdata, it's a cool little hosting company and the prices are low with the student discount :)


Started out with Netlify. My account was suspended, not sure why. Tried NeoCities. It was OK but I couldn't use a custom domain name with it (for free). Tried static hosting on Python Anywhere. It's possible to do, but I couldn't get it working. Ended up at Github Pages. It was only logical to host eval-pelican on GHpages since the entire project is a Git Hub public repository. FWIW: eval-pelican was a web site I created to evaluate the Pelican static site generator. It turned into a tutorial.


Amplify. It's nifty. A few thoughts of mine to kindly share: it brings a CI/CD pipeline to the table; Amplify gives the static files to CloudFront, which is like a CDN, to host; and Amplify simplifies the auto-configuration of SSL and DNS. πŸ‘


I wrote about this here. I am hosting my Hugo-generated static site on Github pages and loving the process. It's free, even with a custom domain, and I have no complaints.


We are getting more and more options for static, that's awesome πŸ”₯πŸ”₯


The best I've found is a dedicated simple Ubuntu server at scaleway.com/en/dedibox/ the price tag starts just below 10€ a month,

Otherwise a home server with a good internet landline like an optic fiber but even less than that is often sufficient, and a tiny raspberry (~35€) or a Jetson Nano (110€) would do the trick, with a SSD.


A little work, but you get full control of what's going on πŸ‘πŸ”₯


Fleek.co, Render, Netlify... I like to test, can you tell :p


Vercel, because it was the first one I came across and has been awesome so far


First it was Now.sh, then it was called Zeit, now it's called Vercel...and in the transition from Zeit to Vercel they removed serverful hosting!

Despite this hangup, I do like their UI.


What do you mean by serverful? Is it not possible to run your app serverless?


Firebase , GitHub pages , self hosted, free hosting . Just like trying new things out.


That's the way to go πŸ”₯πŸ”₯
New services = new solutions and opportunities πŸš€


I've hosted everything through Netlify for a long time and have always been impressed by their service. Tools like Forms, Functions and Identity are super useful to me too.


Do you use any paid plan or stick with the free tier? πŸ‘€


Because of being a very early adopter and for the my being an advocate of Jamstack for years, I am on a "friend of Netlify" account - so some features that would be charged are free. However, I don't think much of anything that I have done so far would have hit any of the usage caps.


My incredible ugly website is hosted at Github. I am looking for budget convenient.


That's an awesome portfolio 🀩
Plus some πŸ”₯ projects there πŸ˜‰


Thank you! I am a perfectionist person and trying hard to be the best for both codework and artwork. The portfolio website is built with my own MVP and CSS frameworks. Enjoy my story then.

I can tell by you saying it's ugly πŸ˜‚ I stand by the same principles too and always believed that you can achieve the most by aiming at impossible πŸŽ―πŸš€πŸ’―


I host my sites on Netlify (static) and Zeit which is now called Vercel (static or has backend stuffs). EDIT: I forgot to mention Heroku.


Netlify and Vercel

Just started using Vercel for notion-blog


Clever cloud? Learned something new, thanks πŸ‘


GitLab Pages Just because the pipeline integration, Domain management and flexibility makes my life considerably easier.


Github, as it's easy to use.. I manage all my code there, so it's easy just to create static sites from there.. #lazy :D


I make sense to push code and deploy on the same place πŸ˜‰
Simple and most importantly works just fine πŸ˜‰


I use netlify for SPA, i love how it build and host my app just by git push


Same here, one of the features I love most πŸ‘


You can try glitch also it is also an easy way to store files and directly links to github


Netlify, Vercel and Heroku are my top 3.


Pretty fire list πŸ”₯


I just have an Nginx server on DigitalOcean and I have all my static sites there.


+1 for Netlify. It automatically updates when I push to github.


If you don't even have a minute to spare, use Surge, takes about 1 second.


I host on Netlify, AWS S3 and GitHub pages :D


AWS S3 is the way to go for static sites.
Completely free and, as a bonus you can start dealing with AWS which in my opinion would become (already is ?) a must on web dev pretty soon.


Firebase - its easier to deploy esp my angular applications


I have a homeserver and host it there


GitHub Pages, Netlify or Heroku. Never tryied Firebase but I will someday!


Full disclosure: I help build it .. but it is the platform I use: MongoDB Realm docs.mongodb.com/realm/hosting/


Github pages along with utterances for comments.


I use Neflify, Firebase, S3, and XServer.


anything that auto-deploys from Github without asking for too many permissions


I've got a machine on VULTR running apache.


GitHub and GitLab Pages since I couldn’t be bothered to set something fancy. I want to move to Zeit and make use of the url rewrites so i can simplify links.


On our regular website but make sure to enable caching with cloudflare or a similar CDN. This makes them perform well and removes all the overhead of hosting them from your server.


For heavy lift I use aws amplify which has a cloudfront cdn behind and s3 for update the cdn distribution