Over the past few months I have used GitHub Pages more for other projects and have been pretty impressed. The main reason I didn’t use Pages for this site in the past was my reliance on plugins for Jekyll. Well I now come to find out that there is a whitelist for approved plugins that will run on Pages. Lucky for me everything I was using was already on the list :)
Long story short, I saved myself $5 a month and moved off of DigitalOcean and over to GitHub Pages.