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2018-02-28

Why Should You Consider Using Self Hosted Headless CMS For Your Next Project?


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Headless CMSs are the thing, apparently. We all love the sense of control self-hosted CMSs provide. So how can you profit from using a self-hosted headless CMS?


What is a headless CMS?

Well, Wikipedia says that “A Headless CMS is a back-end only content management system (CMS) built from the ground up as a content repository that makes content accessible via a RESTful API for display on any device.”

In essence, Headless CMS gives you freedom

You are the master of your data. It is served to you via API, and you can CRUD it the same way. You are not required to do things in the front end one way or another. You are free to use any kind of technology even if your self-hosted Headless CMS is written in e.g. PHP. Heck, you can even build a Linux-based smart-fridge software that connects to your CMS via RESTful API so that a grocery list is seamlessly synced to your iPhone app!

Why self-hosted?

There are plenty of SAAS headless CMSs out there, and there’s nothing wrong with them! Most of the time those are a secure-to-use, well-optimized, blazing-fast API services with nice Admin Panel GUIs. But what if you could have all that installed conveniently in your own AWS or Digital Ocean instance, without worrying that your app will actually become successful? Why worrying you ask? Because some of the monthly plans for high-volume-traffic SAAS Headless APIs make you wonder what kind of ROI you need to have to be able to cope with that.

Plus, there’s a convenience of being able to extend both the backend API services and the Admin Panel GUI with your own custom features whereas SAAS Headless APIs let you modify only your app front end.

I admit it, I secretly lured you in our Photon CMS world. Photon CMS is a Self Hosted Headless CMS that’s easy to install and use. Our backend is based on Laravel - the number one PHP framework and Vue js.

Photon CMS gives you the freedom to create.

Learn how Photon CMS can cut-down on the development costs while providing you and your clients a top-notch UI/UX experience!

Then download Photon CMS and give it a spin. We are waiting for you in our Slack channel should you need any assistance!

Happy coding!

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