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Can I use Netlify to Host a Normal Website ?

A normal website here means that,it isn't just one to like test out my coding abilities but a lil bit more serious than that. And also if I understand the ropes later on,, would I be able to move my hosting server elsewhere while retaining everything?

31st Dec 2019, 5:46 PM
Chelsea Obiakor
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Another service is www.bplaced.net which also offer backend compatibility
31st Dec 2019, 7:30 PM
Nico Ruder
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I have 3 websites hosted on Bplaced and it is also for free
31st Dec 2019, 7:31 PM
Nico Ruder
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You can use netlify to host any of your GitHub repos, just create an account on netlify, link the GitHub repo you want to host, it would create a static website with a provided netlify url, or set your own custom url. There are advantages of using netlify compare to github page. Netlify allows you to create static page from any of your github repo for free of charge, whereas GitHub only allow you to create a single GitHub page from a single GitHub account. Netlify handles form submission for you, without any javascript and backend codes, you can have a form submission from html/css page and netlify would collect all the submissions and show them from backend.
1st Jan 2020, 12:43 AM
Calviղ
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What languages are you using ?
31st Dec 2019, 5:50 PM
Aymane Boukrouh
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Chel Ash then you don't need to use Netlify at all. Your website does not using any kind of back-end languages, you can host it directly from github using github pages. I have never used Netlify, so I don't know what kind of advantages and features it offers. But if your goal is to host a website, for free, and you're not using it features, then you don't need it. If you want to add a domain name also, you can do that from github pages too, for free (you have to pay for domain name tho).
31st Dec 2019, 5:56 PM
Aymane Boukrouh
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Yhh Tnx a lot. So I should be using github then. Tho,, do you know if it's capabal for web hosting. Considering there are problems like server down issues and limited website traffic. I considered Netlify first because review said they were quite good. And I never knew about the back end priority Tho.
31st Dec 2019, 6:15 PM
Chelsea Obiakor
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Chel Ash many real websites are hosted using github. I have a test website hosted with github pages too, with a custom domain name, and never had problems with it. You can try github pages first, it's free anyway. If you notice problems or bugs, then you can later switch to a different web hosting service.
31st Dec 2019, 6:28 PM
Aymane Boukrouh
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Tnx a lot @Nico Ruder and Calviղ 🙌.i should test it in both ways now. Trying the new one "www.bplaced.net" and linking my github account on Netlify. Anyone that works best or I feel comfortable with
1st Jan 2020, 2:00 AM
Chelsea Obiakor
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I'm hoping to use html and css.. And Ofc ,if the needs for adding advanced events in it arises.. I should use JS.
31st Dec 2019, 5:52 PM
Chelsea Obiakor
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yes :) you can. static websites
2nd Jan 2020, 9:37 AM
Kevin Nisay
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