When comparing Aerobatic 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 Aerobatic is ranked 12th. 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 Deploy alerts
Pro Multiple deploy stages
Easily deploy to a preview instance with a unique URL
Pro Password protection
Pro Custom error pages
Create your own 404 error pages.
Pro Custom domains
Includes self-renewing wildcard SSL certificate
Pro API Proxy
Helpful for calling APIs that are not CORS enabled. Also allows injection of environment variables to keep secrets out of the client-side code.
Pro Free Tier
Pro Bitbucket integration
Edit your code, push your changes, and your site is live automatically (fast).
Each push creates a new version of your site. Aerobatic maintains up to 50 previous versions of your site, all accessible from the own unique URL.
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 FTP access
Doesn't provide FTP access to upload files or edit the database on the go.