When comparing Google Drive vs GitLab Pages, the Slant community recommends GitLab Pages for most people. In the question“What is the best static website hosting provider?” GitLab Pages is ranked 2nd while Google Drive is ranked 4th. The most important reason people chose GitLab Pages is:
Gitlab pages are quick and simple to setup, with [documentation](http://doc.gitlab.com/ee/pages/) that's short and fast to read through.
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Pro 15GB free
This space is shared across Drive, Gmail & Picasa.
Pro File sharing & collaborative editing
Google account holders and non-holders can be set to access and/or collaborate on files/folders in real-time. Additionally, you can find files you've shared not only by filename but by person you've shared the files with.
Pro Integrates with other Google services
For example, you can use search to search through both Drive and Gmail.
Pro Cheap for extra storage
$1.99 per 100GB, for up to 16TB.
Pro Extended functionality via apps
Third party Drive applications running in Chrome or Android can add functionality such as image/video editing, project management, flowchart creation, etc.
Pro Built-in office suite
Includes tools for writing, presentations and spreadsheets.
Pro Save files to drive directly from Gmail
Drive lets you save any file from your email.
Pro Revision control
By clicking Ctrl + Alt + G in Windows or Command + Alt + Shift + G is OS X you can access previous version of the file.
Pro Mobile integration
You can work from any device, especially mobile.
Pro Easy to setup
Gitlab pages are quick and simple to setup, with documentation that's short and fast to read through.
Pro Regular updates
GitLab is being constantly worked on and has a new release every month.
Pro Free private repositories
On gitlab.com you can have free private repositories.
Pro Open Source
Unlike BitBucket or GitHub, GitLab itself is Open Source. Even EE (which is needed for pages, but is free on Gitlab.com) is "source available".
Con No official client for Linux
Google as of yet has a client for Linux, leaving many who use the service forced to use third party apps or the webpage.
Con Data privacy not guaranteed
Data privacy is widely known as one of Google's weaknesses. Data shared through Google is most likely matched up with the user's profile inside other Alphabet inc. subsidiaries, and, due to the business model, used commercially.
Con Low bandwidth
Con Very unreliable
Desktop client constantly crashes.