Learn when and why you should choose a headless CMS like Cosmic over any other
Cosmic vs. Sanity
The purpose of this Headless CMS comparison page is to outline the differences between the Cosmic headless CMS and other available content management solutions. By comparing technology, maintenance, security, features, and cost analysis, it is our goal to show you the benefits and tradeoffs to help you decide if the Cosmic Headless CMS is the right solution for your team.
Sanity is a hosted API with an open source CMS dashboard that you have to maintain yourself. Cosmic is an alternative to Sanity that your developers and content creators will love.
Developers and Creators
Check out the Cosmic API docs and the Sanity API docs to see the difference in approach.
Cosmic provides everything your team of developers and content creators need: powerful and intuitive APIs for developers, and an easy-to-use dashboard for content creators. We've removed all complexity and CMS maintenance, so your team can focus on building great products faster, together.
With Sanity, you will need to maintain and host the Dashboard yourself. With Cosmic, we provide a hosted web dashboard so can focus on what really matters: creating great content and user experiences.
A global edge compute network and high performance CDN.
React Dashboard. Backend tech not provided.
All components are infinitely scalable. Built on global edge cloud technology.
Dashboard hosting is limited by your servers, hosting provider, and budget.
We manage the security for you. Data encryption at rest with 256-bit SSL encryption in transit. Two-factor authentication included free.
You manage the dashboard security yourself.
We maintain everything for you so you can focus on what matters most: building great content and user experiences.
You deploy, host, and maintain everything yourself. Along with your application and content, you need to maintain updates and security for your CMS dashboard.
High-performance global caching layer included.
Caching included on the API.
Global media CDN built-in.
Image optimization and processing service included.
Image sizes and optimizations capabilities.
Themes and integrations.
BYOFE (Bring your own front end) Front end code is decoupled from CMS.
Front end is decoupled from the backend CMS.
|Number of projects|
One login, unlimited projects.
One login, multiple projects.
Save time and money on developer resource spending. Consider us your outsourced CMS team. Get started for free.
Free to start
You will need to hire developer resources to maintain the CMS Dashboard. Average salary of a full-stack developer is $111,600 per year. You may need to hire 1-3 developers to maintain the CMS.
Uptime you can depend on
No need to fear downtime for your content. Our service is built to auto scale through bursts of high traffic so you can focus on your content and business, we'll handle the infrastructure.
Upgrade your uptime
Get a 99.95% uptime guarantee with our Enterprise plans.
Trust our history
Check out our status page for historical uptime on our serverless, cloud infrastructure.