Again, I want to concentrate on writing the novel, not fix stuff myself. Paying someone is just a means to gain more time to do other stuff. Plus, I'm using markdown anyway so any place that handles markdown was just the place to go. I used to use GitHub Pages, but GitHub is missing a lot of features both on the repository side as well as on the hosting side. GitLab happens to be better with the repository side and Netlify happens to be the only place that supports setting custom HTTP headers and proper 30x redirects.