Top Places to Host Static Sites for Free

A comparison of free plans from different platforms to host your static site


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About Static Websites

In this post, we share the top places where you can host your static sites for free.

Static websites are some of the fastest and most secure types of websites out there. Not only that, but they are flexible, cheap to host, reliable, secure, and have really great version control. If you are building your next website, consider using a tool such as a static site generator to build them.

When it comes to hosting your sites, there are a some great platforms that allow you to not only deploy, but host your site for free. Use our two tables below to compare and see which one is right for you.

FeaturesNetlifyVercelRender
Commercial UseYesNoYes
Custom DomainsYesYesYes
Domains AllowedUnlimited50Unlimited
SSL Certificates (HTTPS)YesYesYes
Continues DeploymentYesYesYes
Deployment PreviewYesYesYes
Global Edge Network
(CDN)
YesYesYes
Team Members
(Collaborators)
11Unlimited
Concurrent Builds11N/A
Bandwidth per Month100 GB100 GB100 GB
Build Time Allotted
(Per Month)
300 Min100 HrsN/A
Serverless Function SupportYesYesNo
Serverless Function Execution
(Per Month)
125K/site100 GB-HrsNo
Form Submissions100/site/MonthNoNo
Authentication1K/MonthNoNo
FeaturesSurgeGithub PagesGitlab Pages
Commercial UseYesNoYes
Custom DomainsYesYesYes
Domains AllowedUnlimitedUnlimitedNot Clear
SSL Certificates (HTTPS)YesYesYes
Continues DeploymentYesYesYes
Deployment PreviewYesYesYes
Global Edge Network
(CDN)
YesYesYes
Team Members
(Collaborators)
UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Concurrent BuildsN/A10 Builds/HrNot Set
Bandwidth per MonthN/A100 GBNot Set
Build Time Allotted
(Per Month)
N/AN/AN/A
Serverless Function SupportN/AN/AN/A
Serverless Function Execution
(Per Month)
N/AN/AN/A
Form SubmissionsNoNoN/A
AuthenticationNoNoN/A

 

Conclusion

These two tables offer a high level overview of the main features available under each free plan from specific platforms. Before deciding, we also suggest you consider things such as documentation, support, ease of use, adoption, and community around the platform. These are all very important and if you get stuck or have any questions, can easily help you get unblocked.

Please let us know in the comments if any information is incorrect and we will fix it. Are there other sites that offer free hosting for static websites that we did not cover? Comment below and let us know.

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