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Building Commercial CMS-backed websites


Approach 1 — Server Side Rendering (SSR)

Approach 1 — Serving webpages
Approach 1 — Build pipeline

Approach 2 — Static site generation (SSG) with full rebuild

Approach 2 — Serving webpages
Approach 2 — Build process

What about dynamic routes?

The SSR approach natively supports dynamic routes (e.g. URLs with parameters in them, such as `/product/123343–343`) by virtue of it being a running program. It can make API requests on behalf of the client and send the responses back.

Dynamic routes are supported by SSG tools by sending the API requests . This is commonly called Single Page Application (SPA) mode or client-side rendering (CSR)⁴. This approach is only needed for pages that are not pre-generated by the build step.

Approach 3 — Static site generation (SSG) + incremental rebuild

Approach 3 — Build process (note the“Page” Build Pipeline)

Real world comparison

SSG is simpler




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