GitHub Pages vs. GitLab Pages
GitHub uses Jekyll as a static site generator to publish Pages from the /docs folder on a master branch. GitHub Pages will read the contents of your /docs directory, convert the index.md into HTML, and publish the results at your GitHub Pages URL. GitLab creates web pages, but affords greater flexibility. With GitLab Pages, you can create a private repository to hold your site content, and keep only the page source (HTML) available online. You can also install a secure SSL/TLS certificate, at no cost, on a website set up with a custom domain served by GitLab Pages.
GitLab has built-in Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery, for free, no need to install it separately. Use it to build, test, and deploy your website (GitLab Pages) or webapp. The job results are displayed on merge requests for easy access.
Publish static websites for free with GitLab Pages
GitLab Pages provides an easy system for hosting static sites using GitLab repositories and GitLab CI, complete with custom domains and HTTPS support.
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.
Custom domains for GitLab Pages
With GitLab Pages websites, you can use a custom domain or subdomain.
Multiple custom domains for GitLab Pages
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) with GitLab Pages
Install a SSL/TLS certificate, at no cost, on a website set up with a custom domain served by GitLab Pages.
GitLab Pages custom domains verification
When adding a new custom domain, users must add an associated TXT record in order to verify they are the owner of the domain. That mechanism is used to prevent users from claiming domains they do not own.
GitLab Pages support all Static Site Generators
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).
GitLab Pages example projects
Choose an example project to fork and get started with GitLab Pages.
GitLab Pages supports all Jekyll plugins
Besides building any Jekyll version you want, with GitLab Pages you can use all Jekyll plugins available.
Custom Error Pages (404) for GitLab Pages
GitLab Pages allows you to create custom error pages.
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