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Understanding Headless Architecture

Updated 25 August 2023

Today, as the world is growing its pace in technology, developing new interactive ways to connect to the users, has become the need of the hour.

Well! Traditional CMS (like Magento, WordPress, and OpenCart) is good, trust me they are. They provide you a streaming and secure delivery for your content.

But are relatively less agile in terms of the growing business and the technological advancements.

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How can we achieve agility? What is best for us?

Well! If you want your website to be compatible with the upcoming potential user front end, then you need to adapt to Headless Architecture. So does this mean it is best for all of us?

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How do you know whether it is best for your business or not?

For this, we need to dig deep and go down to the roots and understand what headless eCommerce is. To understand the term Headless, you need to know how it is related to Decoupled and what all benefits it offers.

Well! For most of us, Decoupled architecture or Headless Architecture is one of the same things.

Indeed, the two terms are interrelated to each other. Both are still different from each other, let us see how.

As the name suggests, Decouple means to separate the Front-end(data is displayed) from the Back-end (information is stored).

The Decoupled architecture provides data to be rendered in JSON/GraphQL/XML format and delivers it in the raw form to the front end where ever required.

Building a readymade Headless shopping site requires a headless e-commerce platform.

This approach serves best as it indulges the traditional CMS and the Headless together. As you will have the templates of the traditional CMS to work on and yet have the flexibility to connect to different front-ends with the APIs.


As Headless architecture is a subset of the decoupled architecture having all its benefits.

But it is without a designated front end, allowing you to push your data or content to almost anywhere through the APIs and yet having control as to where your content will be displayed or appear.


What Benefits do you have of going Headless?

Architecture through complex has its advantages. In which some of them are as described below.

Ease To Go Multi-Channel:

As we all know the headless architecture helps you to access your content through almost every single channel from a single back-end offering the user to go multi-channel.

Framework Flexibility:

With the traditional CMS architecture, the developer is restricted to the limited alteration and front end framework.

But with the headless architecture, the developer has the freedom to choose and use the front-end framework as desired.

Easy update and Scalability:

As headless architecture keeps the back-end and front-end separated, you can easily and quickly upgrade and customize your digital assets without compromising the performance, allowing you to grow with time.

Richer User Experiences:

The developer is free to experiment when it comes to headless architecture.

The user is no longer limited to the development of the language and platform linked to the back-end of traditional CMS so the user can easily design the front-end based on the customer’s requirement providing the customer a richer experience of the website.

Enhances Security:

Having a headless CMS will provide the user with an upper end in terms of security. As being a headless CMS, you can’t access the publishing platforms from the CMS database.

This means that you are less likely to experience DDoS attacks like the situations where the user is not expected to access system and network resources.

SQL injections are one of the most popular methods of hacking a website. But headless remove the possibility by running on a server without the SQL or even without being connected to SQL.

With the Headless architecture created from scratch, there is nothing predefined or known to make your website a tricky or challenging to get hacked.

Revolutionary Changes

Today’s modern CMS is bending more towards the flexible, scalable approach to the customers. The system delivers what the user wants and presents a design which is quite pleasing to the customer.

Webkul is turning ways to provide its customers best in service by their modules. One of recent development is the Headless PWA, which provides the users with modern web capabilities to deliver an app like user experience.

To know more about the Benefits of the Headless, you can visit the following link: HERE

To know more about the headless and headless PWA, you can mail us at [email protected], so that our team can assist you in the best possible way feasible.

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