Why Code Websites on CMS Hub?

Here are six reasons thousands of web developers around the world choose to build their sites with HubSpot’s content management system.

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Just as powerful as it is easy to use

With themes for CMS Hub, you can develop advanced websites that content creators can easily update on their own.

Many traditional Content Management Systems force organizations to choose between customizability for web developers and ease of use for marketers, but with CMS Hub, you can use your preferred tools to build robust websites that marketers can easily edit and expand. This is made possible by:

  • Local development tooling: Write code using the tools and workflows you prefer, then easily sync your files to the CMS.
  • Marketer friendly content editing interfaces: Based on the themes, modules, and templates you build, marketers can then easily create and update content using intuitive drag and drop page editing and global content and style editing tools.

By building themes and guardrails that empower content creators to take ownership of managing sites, you no longer have to make every minor update and can focus on coding solutions to complex problems. For example, utilize HubSpot’s extensive APIs to integrate your CRM data and provide highly personalized user experiences.
Jon Eichler HubSpot CMS Developer

“HubSpot allows us to slim down our project tech stacks, which in turn makes things easier for our marketers and clients. The less I have to spend time making small updates to content, the more I can spend my time building new modules and templates."

Jon Eichler, Designer and Developer at Adhere Creative
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Maintenance without the migraines

Let us take care of platform maintenance and security so you can focus on developing robust websites.

Developers often spend a significant amount of time updating and maintaining their systems. But with our hosted CMS solution, you can leave these time consuming and annoying tasks to us. With CMS Hub there are:

  • No platform updates - Hate spending time updating your existing platform? We take care of all the platform updates for CMS Hub.
  • No server maintenance - With a hosted solution, your team does not have to maintain a server. We handle all of the detailed infrastructure work.
  • No more security scares - Our team will take care of all security, backups, and uptime. You never have to stress about hackers, DDoS attacks, or restoring down websites. More on this below in number four.

Working with a hosted CMS may be one of the best decisions you can make for your organization and career. Learn more about the details on this page: CMS Hub for IT Teams

Ian McNair"I appreciate that Hubspot handles all the backend stuff so I can focus on executing the designs I'm given."

Ian McNair, Developer at Lynton Web

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Grow better with an all-in-one platform

CMS Hub is a complete, fully-integrated solution that scales with your team.

Ultimately, the purpose of a website is to provide a fantastic user experience and help your business grow.  Because CMS Hub integrates natively with our powerful CRM, you can replace your patchwork solution with a unified system that allows you to build personalized experiences right out of the box.

Additionally, HubSpot’s platform offers many powerful marketing, sales, and service tools to enable all your growth activities. These include customizable chatbots, email marketing, social, lead capture flows, and more. All of which can be accessed through our APIs.

Looking for something else? Check out our App Marketplace to find hundreds of 3rd party apps and integrations designed to extend HubSpot’s platform even further.

With HubSpot, you have everything you need at your fingertips in a single platform.

Matt Fregoe"CMS Hub gives a stellar out-of-the-box experience. Other CMS systems sometimes feel disjointed and it can be hard as a developer to get to what you need quickly. CMS Hub is easy to understand and gives the power and flexibility that modern web development expects."

-Matt Fregoe, Senior Web Developer at New Breed
HubSpot CMS

A powerful, integrated system with everything you needed out of the box.

  • CMS
  • Blogging
  • Landing Pages
  • Forms
  • SEO Tools
  • CRM
  • Chatbots
  • Popup Lead Capture
  • CTAs
  • Multi-Language
  • Web Analytics
  • Social Media Tools
  • Email Marketing
  • Ad Tools
  • Sales Tools
  • Service Tools
  • Personalization
  • A/B Testing
Traditional CMS

A disjointed system that falls short of achieving your goals out of the box.

  • CMS
  • Blogging
  • Landing Pages
  • Forms
  • SEO Tools
  • CRM
  • Chatbots
  • Popup Lead Capture
  • CTAs
  • Multi-Language
  • Web Analytics
  • Social Media Tools
  • Email Marketing
  • Ad Tools
  • Sales Tools
  • Service Tools
  • Personalization
  • A/B Testing
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Build on a secure, fast, and reliable platform

CMS Hub competes with the best of the best.

From a technical infrastructure standpoint, CMS Hub is at the top of the league. Our lightning-fast CDN and industry-leading security ensure your site is set up for success. Check out this Pingdom report that compares the speed of CMS Hub with other leading Content Management Systems:

CMS Speed Test

With HubSpot, your site is secure behind a Web Application Firewall that prevents malicious incidents, such as DDoS attacks, before they can get to your site or company data. Also, we have a dedicated team that is continuously monitoring network performance and security. Learn more about CMS Hub Security.

CMS Hub comes standard with:

  • Dedicated CDN
  • Automatic image compression and optimization
  • Minified Javascript and combine CSS files
  • HTTP/2
  • Automatic page and file caching on both server and browser levels (with options for expiration based on dependencies)
  • 99.999% uptime
  • SSL included
  • Stress tested to serve over 86 million page views per day
  • Serverless capabilities (for enterprise accounts)
Radek Zaleski
"HubSpot's globally hosted CDN really puts me at ease. I never have to worry about how my content scales during periods of high traffic."
-Radek Zaleski, Head of Growth at Netguru
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Grow in your career and join a tight-knit community

HubSpot developers are in high demand around the world.

With over 70,000 customers and hundreds of thousands of users on the HubSpot’s platform, gaining development experience with CMS Hub is a great way to boost your career and open the door to working with new agencies and companies worldwide.

Plus, we have an ever-growing community of brilliant developers who share resources and knowledge daily via our slack channel and forums. Many of our developers collaborate on open source projects built on top of the HubSpot platform.

The HubSpot product team - the folks who code the core CMS - are VERY active in the community and collaborate with developers to help shape the future of the product. 

Nicholas Decker
"There are a lot of opportunities for HubSpot developers. There are plenty of marketing agencies out there without a development team that are looking for templates or someone to bring their designs to life."   
- Nicholas Decker, Freelance Web Developer
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Don’t just take our word for it

CMS Hub was ranked #1 as the “Best Web Content Management Software” by G2.

G2 Crowd, the world’s leading business software review platform, combs through thousands of reviews on their site to find the world’s top Web Content Management (WCM) systems based on customer satisfaction and impact on the market. Out of its 6,000+ reviews, HubSpot currently averages 4.3 stars out of 5, and is ranked in the top spot, as you can see in the grid below:

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View the full CMS comparison report by G2 here.

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Want to learn more about CMS Hub?

Here are some additional resources to get you started:

Free Developer Academy Course

Watch this free video course to learn how to build themes that will empower your content creators.

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Inspiring Websites Built with CMS Hub

Browse our website showcase to see what other developers are building with CMS Hub.

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The HubSpot Marketplace

Buy, sell, and install themes, templates, and modules in the HubSpot Asset Marketplace.

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Pre-Built HubSpot Integrations

View hundreds of pre-built HubSpot apps and integrations that you can install with one click.

View the App Marketplace

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