When comparing NearlyFreeSpeech vs Netlify, the Slant community recommends Netlify for most people. In the question“What are the best website hosting providers?” Netlify is ranked 3rd while NearlyFreeSpeech is ranked 6th.
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Pro Very scalable
NearlyFreeSpeech charges per resources and services used, as such it is very scalable and makes static site hosting very cheap for users who decide to go with this hosting option since static sites require very little resources.
Pro Relatively easy to use
NearlyFreeSpeech provides SFTP access and a more traditional shared hosting environment compared to other services. This makes it easy for users who are not very advanced but still want to create a static site.
Pro Very privacy oriented
They will never discuss your situation with anyone to the extent that the law allows. They won't even state why a website is down. If you are not the account holder, don't expect any details from them.
Pro Very informative FAQ
The FAQ will address pretty much everything you might want to know before joining, and then some.
Pro Free one-click SSL
Pro Continuous deployment
Pro Netlify CDN
Pro Custom domains
Pro Versioning and rollbacks
Pro Free tier
Netlify's PRO Plan now Free for Open-Source Projects
Pro Webhooks and integrations
Pro Redirect, rewrite and proxy rules
Pro Full featured CLI
Pro Custom HTTP headers
Pro Support simple forms
Pro Post processing
The post processing doesn't really work. It's a good idea, though!
Can deploy aws functions without an aws account.
Pro Multiple environment support
Pro Atomic deploys
Pro RESTful API
Con Only for those who know what they are doing
They do absolutely no "hand holding" unless you purchase a support package and even then it's barebones.
Con The FAQ is so long that you can spend over an hour reading it
That's the FAQ if you are thinking about becoming a member. There's a much more detailed FAQ for members.
Con Not free
Although it can be very cheap to host a simple static site on NearlyFreeSpeech for about $3/$4 a year, it still is not free.