Exploring the Benefits of Server-Side Rendering with Next.js
March 23, 2023
3 minute read
With Next, we can make use of server-side rendering to have the component rendered on the server before sending it to the client. This means that the user receives a fully-rendered component or page from the server, which can be faster to load and better for search engine optimization.
So what happens when a component needs to update on the client?
Hydration is the process of taking the initial state provided by the server and using it to re-render the React components on the client-side. This allows your web app to load quickly and still being interactive once loaded.
The Benefits of Server-Side Rendering
Faster Load times
All-in-all server-side rendering is a great way to improve the performance and accessibility of your web app. By rendering your pages and components on the server, you can improve the user performance and make your app more accessible to a wider audience. If you're interested in learning more about Next.js, I highly recommend checking out the Next.js documentation and giving the framework a go. Thanks for reading ✌🏼