For static websites, there have been many solutions, and it is hard to say which one is better.
However, you would want more than just static pages, and Now offers that.
If you have a look at their docs, you would find that Now currently provides support for Node/Python/PHP/Rust/Go/..., which is quite impressive.
To sum up, Now is more like a FaaS (Function as a service), and static page hosting is just one of its capabilities.
P.S., the team behind Now (zeit.co), is the creator of the famous React SSR framework Next.js
We're a place where coders share, stay up-to-date and grow their careers.
We strive for transparency and don't collect excess data.