Netlify is a cloud computing company that offers hosting and serverless backend services for static and dynamic web applications.
Netlify provides a global application delivery network that automatically serves your site's static assets from the closest of its multiple data centers worldwide. This enhances the speed at which your site loads for users, regardless of their geographical location.
One of Netlify's key features is its Git-based workflow. When you push your code to a connected Git repository (GitHub, GitLab, or Bitbucket), Netlify automatically builds and deploys the new version of your site. You can preview all changes before deploying them to production, thanks to deploy preview feature.
Netlify's serverless functions allow you to run backend code without needing to manage or maintain a server. This is great for handling tasks such as form submissions or dynamic content. Additionally, its forms feature allows developers to manage form submissions without having to write any server-side code.
Other features include split testing (also known as A/B testing), automatic HTTPS with Let's Encrypt, DNS management, and more. Its user-friendly interface also enables you to manage and control your deployments with ease.
Netlify also offers an extensive array of plugins and integrations, which can enhance the capabilities of your application.