Comparing Vercel, Netlify, and other popular alternatives

Mar 15, 2023ยท

3 min read

Table of contents

No heading

No headings in the article.

Web development platforms have revolutionized the way developers create and deploy web applications. But with so many options out there, it can be overwhelming to choose the right platform for your needs. That's why I've done the hard work for you and compared the most popular web development platforms available today.

  1. Vercel

Vercel is a powerful platform that offers automatic scaling and instant deployment. Its advanced features make it an excellent choice for building complex projects. And they have a nice UI! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

But Vercel can be somewhat difficult to use compared to Replit or other competitors.

  1. Netlify

Netlify is a feature-rich platform that offers continuous deployment and form handling for free. Its user-friendly interface makes it easy for developers to deploy and manage their projects.

However, some users have reported issues with site speed, and its pricing plans can get expensive for advanced features.

  1. Replit

Replit is a great platform that offers collaborative coding and real-time editing for free. Its community-driven approach and focus on education make it an excellent choice for students and beginner developers, altought its user interface can be a bit overwhelming for some users, the domains are really limited (projectname.username.repl.co, before it was only projectname.repl.co - clear downgrade) and it is sometimes a bit slow.

  1. Glitch

Glitch is a popular platform that offers hosting for full-stack JavaScript apps and collaborative coding for free. Its simple user interface and active community make it easy for beginners to get started. It also has some basic real-time capabilities, good domains (yourproject.glitch.me), this time really INSTANT deploys (~1 second to update the full website), and more. However, Glitch's features are somewhat limited compared to other platforms.

  1. GitHub Pages

GitHub Pages is a basic platform that offers free hosting for static websites. It's a good choice for developers who want a simple way to host their projects, but GitHub Pages don't offer much in terms of customization or dynamic content. Also, their domain is bad. yourusername.github.io/yourproject/page?


So, which platform should you choose? It depends on your specific needs and preferences. If you're a beginner, Glitch or Replit might be the best fit. If you're building a complex project, Vercel or Netlify might be a better choice. Although, out of all options, I prefer Glitch.

If you're......you might like
a StudentGlitch or Replit
building something biggerVercel or Netlify
looking for a great communityGlitch
new to codingGlitch
looking for basic hosting w/ GithubGithub pages or Glitch
looking for a more complex solutionVercel or Netlify
someone that wants easy deploysGlitch or Replit
looking for a fast and stable solutionVercel or Glitch

โš ๏ธ Not sponsored. Personal opinion only.