Using for static hosting

I like keeping my eye on the hosting/SaaS space, so I was interested to see what Render was like. To that end, I signed up and will be testing the process of hosting a static site ( probably) using Render.

Static site hosting is free (with some limits). I connected my Github account and repo, created a new “Web Service” in Render and the whole thing was pulled, built, and deployed within minutes.

One nice thing is that Render assumes that submodules might be in use so it pulls those automatically during the build. I had a little trouble around submodules with other services.

If I’m feeling ambitious, I’ll update my DNS and let Render do the work for a while. Currently, I’m using Netlify with no real complaints. I’m just curious about Render.