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Web Frameworks features

Compare the features of the Web Frameworks to help you choose the right one for your needs.

FeatureFreshAstro

Written in

TypeScript

JavaScript

Template Language

JSX

Astro, HTML, Markdown, JavaScript, JSX

Based on JS framework

Preact

Built-in module bundler

Uses esbuild internally
Vite

Static pages (SSG)

Dynamic pages (SSR)

Developer Experience

TypeScript support

Serverless Functions (API)

Small pieces of code that run on-demand without managing servers, typically used for API endpoints.

Focus on plugin system

Themes ecosystem

Hot reloading

Code Splitting

Manual Code Splitting

Content Preview

Builit-in Optimizations

Third-party Script Optimization

Image Optimization

An option to disable runtime JS

No runtime JS required by default

Critical CSS Extraction

N/A

Community example

Starters or examples with common use cases

Data fetching

10+ Headless CMS examples

Authentication

Community example

Adding search

Ecommerce

Security

Regular security audits by external researchers

Environment Variables

Secret configuration settings for your website that change based on where it's deployed (dev, staging, production).

Content Security Policy (CSP)

Custom HTTP headers rules