Is there a better GitHub pages alternative than GitLab pages?

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Is there a better GitHub pages alternative than GitLab pages?

The same question also for private Repos.

I use static site generator for very small site. Because GitHub is Microsoft owned, I search something more privacy oriented.

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I have the same question and so far the most likely options seem Netlify and Neocities. I have my notes on my website issue tracker.

On private repositories, I think almost everyone provides them for free nowadays. I would seek an Gitea instance like https://codeberg.org/ or something from https://libreho.st/

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Not any better ones AFAIK, most people just host their own if they don’t like the selection.

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You can host static site on Keybase public folders, just name file on your public folder “index.html”, site example of my friend: https://dzontra.keybase.pub/index.html

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thank you @Mikaela very useful info in your GitHub issue.

@nikolalakic thank you for mentioning Keybase. I hear this a lot, but don’t know what is this exactly. Is it 100% open source? Any intro words?

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Keybase client is open source (and Electron) while the server is not.

It’s a chat application and has cryptographic identity confirmation across the internet (kind of like propietary indieweb.org) and has private git repos and also some sort of pages feature. It has recently included a Stellar Wallet and is doing an airdrop.

It has a lot of features, so I am probably not listing everything.

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As Mikaela said its not 100% open source. Possibilites of Keybase, encrypted chat using NaCl (salt) cryptography, >250GB storage in summary, encrypted cloud (files), and encrypted git, cloud and git can be personal and team, team can have more than 5k users. Publicly provable identities, you use Keybase crypto to sign proofs that you post on social media. There are also public folders, which you can use to host static site using pure css and html, and lastly you can use Keybase to have Stellar (XLM) cryptocurrency wallet and easily send XLM to other Keybase users. Lots of properties, only downside is that server side of Keybase is not open source, and its servers are based in America.

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For those who haven’t seen glitch.com.

That’s where I host my own website these days ( aside from Beaker. ) I specifically went looking for it as I needed something other than Github to host my author website.

It might help?

Also I’m finding Gitlab pages impossible to implement a page.

( Also did Github used to take this long to update your page? )

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Update from my issue:

  • I have put glitch.com onto my to-read-about list.
  • Codeberg Pages is a thing, however it looks like it will only support subdirectories for now.
  • I view Discussion: Uber Space as a strong candidate after reading about it for a issue/PR* (from September) suggesting it’s inclusion. They would give an .onion which I think is a rare offer which people here may appreciate.

*Waiting for at least one other team member to review and approve at GitHub.

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To reiterate what others have stated, NeoCities is very cool:


I will say, I am kinda concerned of them being bought up though.
I really hoped that they would implement a form of corporate privacy-bylaws like an SPC.

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Do you experience the need to ctrl+shft R thing? I’ve only ever had to do it on Github pages.

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Is it same as CTRL + F5? I haven’t needed it at GitHub pages.

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Yea it’s basically page refreshing. On my website the changes wouldn’t happen unless I refreshed the page. Sometimes not even then. And I had to specifically refresh the page at the saved source code page.

I found Gitlab weirdly complicated to set up, and I feel like they’re pushing https set up in the user, when I think HTTPS should just come default like it does on most other website, with little user involvement.

I mean I could design a simple Artificial General Intelligence, and yet weirdly that ability doesn’t carry over into webpage set up on Gitlab. I mean I don’t have skills in everything, but I feel something is up with Gitlab.

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I am keeping an eye on Codeberg and hoping their project to host pages takes off a bit better. Right now it’s not really great, but it’s also in its early stages.

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Ah I think the issue is making it’s taking a while for the website to wake up. Glitch.com is trying to find a fix at the moment.

How about source hut?

https://sourcehut.org/