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3 Ways to Host a Web Map

Congratulations! You’ve created a web map. Now it’s time to make your project available to the world by hosting it on the web. To do this, you will need to choose a web hosting service to store and serve your project files.

There are many web hosting services available at a variety of different payment plans and use restrictions. In this tutorial, we’ll show you three free ways to host your web map, so that you can get your project up and running quickly and efficiently.

This tutorial outlines how to host a website using GitHub, Netlify, and Glitch.

GitHub is a static site hosting service that allows you to update and iterate on projects collaboratively either in the browser or locally.

Netlify is a platform that offers cloud hosting and serverless back-end services for static websites. With Netlify you can either work from a GitHub repository, or by uploading data directly to the platform. Netlify is like to GitHub, but has a lot more capabilities to work at scale. The service allows for asset bundling, caching, development site testing, and has high rate limits.

Glitch is an in-browser collaborative programming environment that enables you to update and iterate code quickly entirely in the browser. This platform is designed to go beyond static sites by enabling you to run applications.

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