Ease of Use
Netlify is built for static site generators while Cloud 66 can build and deploy applications written in any language or framework. This means if you only have static site deployments, Netlify is the natural choice.
However, if you want to keep all your deployments in one place, Cloud 66 offers both static site generator support and support for all other types of applications.
Cloud 66 builds your static site assets and deploys them to your own cloud provider's S3 compatible storage which makes it much more cost effective and reliable than Netlify.
Both Cloud 66 and Netlify offer a wide range of features. Netlify has a strong focus on integrating specific components like forms into static sites while Cloud 66 deploys to your own S3 compatible storage which gives you more flexibility.
Cloud 66 offers realtime visitor logs and a powerful traffic management language. Netlify traffic management is limited to a few options in a TOML file.
Cloud 66 traffic management feature allows creation of complex rules and conditions to route traffic to different services and augment the traffic with custom headers.
Netlify traffic management is limited to redirects and rewrites which usually are compiled into Netlify Functions.
Cloud 66 visitor logs are realtime and show the IP address, country, city, browser, operating system, and referrer of the visitor as well as other information.
Netlify has no visitor logs.
Mixing Static and Dynamic Sites
Cloud 66 can deploy static sites to your own S3 compatible storage and dynamic sites to your own servers.
Netlify can only deploy static sites.
This is very useful in cases where you have a static site with a dynamic backend, like a React frontend with a PHP backend.
|Realtime Visitor Logs|
Framework and Language Support
Netlify is built for static site generators while Cloud 66 can build and deploy applications written in any language or framework with support for static site generators.
Cloud 66 supports custom Dockerfiles to allow for any customization of the static site build process.
|Static Site Generators|
|Custom Build Scripts|
|Dynamically sites and server side components|
Reliability and Performance
Cloud 66 builds your static site on BuildGrid, a distributed build system that can scale to thousands of concurrent builds. It then pushes the static site assets to your own S3 compatible storage. This means your site has an uptime, equivalent of your cloud provider's S3 storage.
|Hosted Build System|
|Own S3 Compatible Storage|
Netlify charges for egress traffic and team members as well as a range of other add-ons and limits on the number of concurrent builds.
Cloud 66 charges per site and egress traffic. Everything else is included in the price, included unlimited team members and concurrent builds.
Given this structure, Cloud 66 is cost effective as your traffic or team grows while Netlify is more cost effective for small sites with low traffic.
|Site Traffic||Netlify1||Cloud 662||Savings|
- 1Pro plan with 5 team members.
- 2Developer plan with 5 team members.