Squarespace vs October

December 29, 2018

There are number of aspects that can bring our business to the next level of success. Among such countless aspects, one of the most prioritized factors that matters a lot is the selection of suitable CMS. Via this write-up, we will discuss about the famed rivalry of Sqaurespace and October that will help you in selecting the best of the both.


October is free, open source and self-hosted content management system based on PHP and Laravel web application framework. It supports MySQL, SQLite and PostgreSQL for database backend with a flat file database for front-end structure. While on the other hand, Squarespace provides software for the service of website building and hosting. Customers can levearge number of features consist of  pre-built website templates and attractive drag and drop elements to create extensive web pages.


Squarespace is fast and reliable content management system with almost no downtime and lagging. It enables the blog for being active all the time. With these extensive features, it delivers the service that include cloud servers and can handle a decent amount of traffic. But the backend of sqaurespace is not that much capable to deal with sudden traffic. However, one will observe a performance drop if anyhow manage to get the website viral. On the other side, October has come up with many quality features such as asset minifications where CSS and javascript files are combined and minified by the help of a single tag in CMS template. It is a bit slow and requires plugin to bring it up to the reasonable level.

Ease Of Use

Talking about the complexity, Squarespace is really simple and easy to use. It may not be the simplest website builder but firmly it is one of the best product of its type. Squarespace allows to upscale or downscale the site with new features. while on the other hand, October is quite simple to deal with. In case of backend, there are various tabs for pages that clearly indentifies the purpose.


Squarespace provides a number of features that can control the layout on a page by page basis. We can even switch the entire site and mold it in a different look at any time without much much of efforts. By the help of October CMS, one can effortlessly create back-end interfaces for the plug-ins, as far as the flexibility of October CMS is concerned the existing power and flexibility is hidden behind a mask of extensive simplicity.

On observing both the systems we come to know that each one has particular pros and cons depending on the type of problem. So for selecting the most suitable CMS, one must go with the qualities based on the situation required instead of choosing the name according to the brand or image in the market.

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