Posted by Jenni Finch on July 4, 2022
Types of Rendering
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Server-side rendering also can reduce initial load time, meaning a better performance and a better experience for users.
Alternatively, pre-rendering or dynamic rendering, recommended by Google, is another solution which detects the search engine bot (usually via recognising the user-agent) and serves them a pre-rendered version. A static HTML site is sent to crawlers and search engines to allow them to discover content easier. Users will get the client-side rendered version of the site, depending on user-agent.
Whichever solution you choose for your rendering, it’s worth exploring all the options to make sure you pick the right solution for your business.
Dynamic rendering is less resource-intensive than server-side rendering and it is easier to implement, however, server-side rendering gives users and search engines the fully rendered version of the site without having to request any additional resources. Client-side rendering can end up with a poor user experience for users as it adds time to the load, which is especially an issue with slower devices, however, it is a cheaper option.