GitLab Pages vs. GitHub Pages
Publish static websites for free
With both GitLab Pages and GitHub Pages, you can publish a static website for free.
Publish your website from a private project for free
With GitLab Pages, you can create a private repository to hold your site content, and keep only the page source (HTML) available online. With GitHub Pages, you can do it only if you have a paid subscription.
Support dynamic websites
With either GitLab or GitHub Pages, you can only publish static websites; dynamic websites are not supported.
Built-in Continuous Integration
GitLab CI, built-in GitLab, is the basis for building your website with GitLab Pages. Use GitLab CI to build, test, and deploy your website or webapp continuously.
With both GitLab Pages and GitHub Pages websites, your can use a custom domain or subdomain.
Multiple custom domains
GitLab Pages allows you to add as many custom domains (known as domain aliases) pointing to a single website. A domain alias is like having multiple front doors to one location.
Secure custom domains (HTTPS)
Install a SSL/TLS certificate, at no cost, on a website set up with a custom domain served by GitLab Pages.
Build any Static Site Generator
GitHub Pages is integrated with Jekyll, therefore, it's the only SSG it builds. With GitLab, you can build any SSG, and also choose specific SSGs' versions you want your site to build with (e.g. Middleman 4.1.1).
With GitHub Pages, you can choose one in a few Jekyll themes get you started. Similarly, with GitLab Pages, you can choose an example project to fork and get started with.
All Jekyll plugins
Custom Error Pages (404)
Both GitLab Pages and GitHub Pages allow you to create custom error pages.
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