300,000 pages possible with Netlify-Gatsby?

Is it possible to build and deploy a site with a very large number of pages? I need 300,000 pages. The pages are simple, just text, no graphics, a minimal UI.

(I’ve been using Netlify for over a year now, and I’ve had only great experience. Thank you.

Wow! That’s a lot of pages! :sweat_smile:

Standard free plan Netlify builds cap out at 15 minutes total, any longer than that and the build won’t complete. If your Gatsby project can crank out all 300k in less than 15 minutes, then I don’t see any reason why Netlify won’t work for you. If you need more throughput in order to complete the build faster (or bandwidth to mitigate traffic to those 300,000 pages!!!) you might be in need of one of Netlify’s enterprise offerings.

I’m sure one of Netlify’s finest can pop in and add their thoughts, but in the meantime I’d maybe run some local build tests, maybe attempt a test build on Netlify, and if things don’t seem to be running smoothly, you can check out the price schedule here: https://www.netlify.com/pricing/

Best of luck!

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Some guru told you not to use a database?

It may be possible, as @noelforte said!

We can increase the build timeout limit from 15 minutes, so long as a card/billing details have been added to your team (as we would expect you to be more likely to exceed the limitations of the Starter plan’s inclusive build minutes). However, you’d want to see if you can sneak a build in under this first, of course!

Make sure you explore any applicable build plugins (netlify-plugin-gatsby-cache, for example) and assess whether they’re going to serve you well, too!

Hi Talal,

I’m on Netlify’s Business Development team and wanted to chime in…this is absolutely possible with Netlify! Between build optimizations, plug-ins, and tweaks we’ve worked with teams to successfully build and deploy similar large sites.

Feel free to reach out here and we can chat through the project and share how others are implementing best practices.
-Shafali

Not really. I’m not using a database, and I know no Gurus.

Great Suggestions. Thank you very much.

Thank you Shafali. Very good. I’m pursuing this project, and would love to gain from your experience. Let me share with you some more information:

  • Currently, I have a similar project, with 6300 pages. It builds and deploys on Netlify in about 30 minutes. I noticed, most of that time is not for build, but for post-build. And build-time is considerably shorter on my desktop PC.

  • Surely I do not have an enterprise account.

  • I contemplated building locally, then uploading the files to Netlify. I’m not sure this is a good practical approach.

Thank you very much. I look forward to hearing what you have to say.

great - we have reached out to you. If you have any other technical questions, come on back any time.

what SSG are you using? Hugo is supposedly the undisputed speed champion. However, I’m fond of Eleventy, and its performance is formidable.

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Good to know. Thank you. I’m using Gatsby.

We started with Gatsby too, but abandoned it for more flexible, less opinionated SSGs are which easier to use.

Maybe useful, this guy writes a bit about switching from Hugo to Gatsby to Eleventy.