Netlify is described as 'An all-in-one workflow that combines global deployment, continuous integration, and automatic HTTPS. And that’s just the beginning' and is a Web Hosting service in the development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Netlify for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, SaaS, Self-Hosted solutions, Mac and Windows. The best alternative is GitHub Pages, which is free. Other great apps like Netlify are Heroku, Neocities, Render and Vercel.
Pancake.io uses a shared Dropbox folder or from Git-progect to host your web pages, making creating and editing your pages very quick. All you need to do is create a text file, and save it into the special Pancake folder in your Dropbox account or from git-repository.