What is a Headless CMS?

A headless content management system (CMS) is a software that provides an access to author content, but instead of web page rendering, it provides the content as data over an API.

The term “headless” comes from the concept of chopping the “head” (the front end, i.e. the website) off the “body” (the back end, i.e. the content repository).

Headless CMS Benefits

Faster response time: Content creators dont need to worry about how front end displays their content since all updates are pushed across all digital properties. This not only speeds up production, but it also allows you to reuse and combine individual content items.

Better security: Since all the functionalities like adding/editing/deleting content are not accessible from the CMS database, using a headless CMS lowers your risk of any attacks by hackers.

Scalability becomes easier: Keeping the backend and frontend separated usually means no downtime is needed for maintenance, so you can upgrade and customize your website without compromising performance.