May 19, 2020

What is JAMstack and why it dominates in website’s industry

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Have you ever heard about JAMstack websites? Not yet? It’s kind of a new tool that allows to build incredibly fast, more secure and scalable web. Why it dominates in website’s industry today? Let’s find out!

So, what is JAMstack?

JAMstack is a revolutionary method for building websites and web apps that delivers amazing performance, better security, cheaper and easier scaling in the future. The JAM abbreviation stands for client-side JavaScript, reusable APIs and prebuilt Markup. The experts call it a new meta of modern web development as it’s rapidly growing.

We would not dive into technical terms as other sources did it. Devhance’s team highlight 3 main points how you can differ the JAM web from any other. The following sites are NOT built with JAMstack:

  • Quite slow websites that were built with a server-side CMS like WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Squarespace and etc.
  • All the monolithic server-run web applications that rely on Ruby, PHP or another backend language.
  • Any web projects that rely on a tight coupling between client and server.

Core benefits of JAMstack sites


Might be the most important factor for every web owner. Why? Web performance impacts conversions, affects traffic and user experience. JAMstack site is a perfect example of getting a 90+ score in every speed analyzer. Any doubts? Check the stats from our web:

Performance Report

Security and stability

No database – no attack. Also there is no server to attack in JAMstack sites because they just use files which are stored on completely external hosting that brings no traffic limitations! Even if one of these edge nodes were compromised it would be literally miles from any platform like Wordpress.

Scalability goes with cost-effective solutions

No more extra expenses for endless support from freelancers, installing additional plugins or paying for hosting services more than expected. Already have a web and want to upgrade? JAMstack and Static Site Generators offer a huge variety of tech options for scaling your project.

Possibly best developer experience

A development and debugging process becomes easier, more targeted and less “expensive” in terms of time. Further enhancements are not the things to worry about. A huge variety of CMS options will not leave your customer indifferent.

Why it dominates in today’s web industry?

The answer is pretty simple – just compare our website’s speed with other similar site like built on wordpress.

How many seconds do you need for loading every new page? Every 2-3 seconds of waiting you lose clients, remember it. And we don’t even start comparing security, SEO and scalability.

In conclusion we highly recommend to migrate from ready-to-use solutions like WP, Drupal or others. Migrate now to avoid paying more later.

Also if you are interested in custom development advantages over ready web builders, check our recent article: link

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