GitLab Pages vs. GitHub Pages

GitLab compared to other tools

GitLab is the next-generation development toolset that covers 100% of your software development lifecycle.

GitLab unifies chat, issues, code review, CI, CD, and cycle analytics into a single UI. Unlike other source code management tools that only support a portion of your development lifecycle, GitLab delivers a unified experience for every step of the development lifecycle providing the most efficient approach to software delivery. So no matter what line of business you're in, GitLab gives you the edge to compete, innovate, and win.

FEATURES

Built-in CI/CD

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.

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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.

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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.

Visit GitLab Pages Documentation.

Custom domains for GitLab Pages

With GitLab Pages websites, you can use a custom domain or subdomain.

Learn how to apply custom domains to GitLab Pages websites

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.

Learn how to add custom domains to your GitLab Pages website

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.

Learn how to add an SSL/TLS certificate to your GitLab Pages website

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).

Learn how to build any SSG with GitLab Pages

GitLab Pages example projects

Choose an [example project](https://gitlab.com/pages) to fork and get started with GitLab Pages.

Watch a 3-min video tutorial on how to get started with GitLab Pages by forking a project

GitLab Pages support all Jekyll plugins

Besides building any Jekyll version you want, with GitLab Pages you can use all Jekyll plugins available.

Visit GitLab Pages Documentation.

Custom Error Pages (404) for GitLab Pages

GitLab Pages allows you to create custom error pages.

Learn how to add a custom 404 to GitLab Pages websites