Do you know why decoupled websites are beneficial for your business?

Join us in this article to discover the pros of decoupled websites and why you should use them.

Paulina Karadagian
3 min read

In case you are wondering what decoupled websites are, let me give a quick summary: this type of website architecture separates the front and backend. If you are wondering, the front end (or front, for short) is the part the user sees and interacts with, while the back end is where the data, the code, and business processes are located. When you decouple your website, you allow both ends to be maintained and designed separately, without worrying changes can affect the other.


On a traditional website structure, you may encounter the "butterfly effect": one small innocent change can unintentionally affect another part of the system. It lacks flexibility. On the other side, decoupled architecture, backend and frontend are located on separate servers, allowing flexible changes. Developers can optimize their portion of code without having an impact on the data of the other server.


What are the benefits of decoupled websites?


If you are unsure whether a decoupled CMS is the right choice for your website, let me show you 5 reasons why it is a great option.

  • Faster: decoupled websites are fast because they do not interact with the data. They deliver the whole page at once, increasing the speed of loading and SEO.
  • More accessible redesign: you can redesign your UI (user interface) without the need to shut down your website to apply the changes since the front end is running on a different server. Furthermore, the live website will still be operational if the backend needs to go down for maintenance or other reasons
  • Security: data storage and servers are in one place, while the website is in another. You can add a firewall to tighten the security up, making your site virtually impossible to hack or receive attacks.
  • Scalability: if your company handles several microsites, when you update something, you only have to update it on that specific site, without interfering with the other ones running. Having a decoupled website lets your server get a bigger capacity with fewer costs during peak traffic, and will return to its original size during periods of less traffic.
  • Easy integration: decoupled websites integrate easier with new technologies and allow the development team to build, test and debug modules independently.


With all of these advantages, you can rest assured that your organization will have an excellent platform, delivering quality to all users.


These are only a few of the benefits decoupled websites have. If you want to know more about if a decoupled website is right for your company, we invite you to reach us.


At Awkbit we strive to find great tailored solutions for your company, making a fully digital experience for you and your customers. We are a software factory that takes care of everything: from what you see to what you don't see, the front and the back. Let's work together, shall we?



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