Roast.io - Product Stars
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Roast.io

Host your website in 4 seconds with unfurl + SEO goodies

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Daniel Gustafson
Awesome sauce
Jonathan Otto
Maker
@danieltgustafson Thanks Dan! ☕☕
Hoon Park
How does this compare to S3 hosting?
Jonathan Otto
Maker
@hoonpark 1. S3 has latency issues when not used with AWS CloudFront 2. so you configure CloudFront, but now you have slow cache invalidation (no cache invalidation necessary with roast.io) 3. S3/CloudFront do not have atomic deploys so you can't just "update your files" without risking someone seeing broken content 4. roast.io has 3 additional cool features: screenshot unfurls, SEO reports, and server-side rendering (pre-rendering)
Brian Krall
I've used Roast and it's legit -- solved our exact SEO/open-graph image sharing problem and set-up was super, super simple.
Jonathan Otto
Maker
@bkrall Thank you Brian!
Morten Wibrand
We are using Roast for three sites build on Vue and WP rest API - probably more to come. It's blazing fast and solves all our headaches with manual SSR and CDN setups 🙌
Jonathan Otto
Maker
@mortenwibrand Thank you Morten! ❤️☕
Csaba Kissi
How does this compare to Firebase free tier?
Jonathan Otto
Maker
@csaba_kissi roast.io's free tier has the same bandwidth limitations as Firebase's free tier: 10GB. However, we do put a small ribbon at the top right (Firebase does not) - see https://www.jonathanotto.com/ for an example of what the ribbon looks like
Damon Cali
Good stuff. Solves a bunch of headaches.
Jonathan Otto
Maker
@damoncali Thank you Damon
orliesaurus
What does screenshot link unfurls mean?
Jonathan Otto
Maker
@orliesaurus When you paste a link to a website in FB/Twitter/Slack/iMessage etc. it shows a preview (also known as unfurl) only if you have open graph tags. If you don't have them, Roast.io will detect this, take a screenshot of the page, and inject that screenshot for the open graph tags.
orliesaurus
@jotto oh I didn't know that had a name...i just thought it was called og image preview! Today I Learned..😃
orliesaurus
@jotto btw I am working on a similar thing for mashing data and DOM rendering and outputting images... Potentially pushing this "unfurling" phenomena further @ https://hivis.io
Jonni Lundy
This can also be easily done with WeDeploy (https://wedeploy.com)!
Florent Clapié
I use this product everyday and it's amazing! congrat's
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