Science Knowings: JavaScript Course For Social Media

Server-side Rendering (SSR)

Introduction to Server-side Rendering (SSR)

Welcome to our session on Server-side Rendering, a technique that generates HTML on the server before sending it to the client.

What is Server-side Rendering?

Unlike traditional web development, SSR generates HTML on the server before sending it to the client. This allows for faster page loading and a better user experience, especially for complex applications.

Benefits of Server-side Rendering

  • Faster Page Loading: SSR eliminates the need for the client to render HTML, leading to quicker page load times.
  • Improved Search Engine Optimization (SEO): SSR generates static HTML that search engines can easily crawl and index, enhancing SEO.
  • Better Accessibility: SSR provides a more accessible experience for users with slow internet connections or outdated browsers.

Drawbacks of Server-side Rendering

  • Increased Server Load: SSR can put more load on the server, especially for high-traffic websites.
  • Potential Performance Issues: If the server takes too long to generate HTML, it can lead to performance issues for the client.
  • Limited Interactivity: SSR is less interactive than client-side rendering, making it less suitable for applications that require real-time updates.

When to Use Server-side Rendering?

SSR is recommended when:

  • You want to improve page load times.
  • You need better SEO for your application.
  • You want to provide a more accessible experience for users.

Alternatives to Server-side Rendering

Alternatives to SSR include:

  • Client-side Rendering (CSR): Generates HTML on the client's browser.
  • Static Site Generation (SSG): Generates static HTML files that are served to the client without any server-side processing.
  • Hybrid Rendering: Combines SSR and CSR to optimize performance.

Next Topic: Client-side Rendering (CSR)

In our next session, we'll explore Client-side Rendering, a technique where HTML is generated on the client's browser. CSR offers interactivity and flexibility but also has its own considerations. Follow us to learn more!