Designing a Customizable, SEO-Optimized Personal Website With React + Next.JS

Anmol Parande
6 min readAug 9, 2020

For the past couple of years, my personal website has been hosted on a Heroku free dyno. It was Node.JS with an Express backend and a EJS front-end. It worked well for the most part, but there were several downsides.

  1. After 30 minutes of no use, my dyno would go to sleep, leading to high load times since the server needed to restart