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Self-Hosted ButterCMS Alternatives

ButterCMS is not available as a self-hosted solution but there are plenty of alternatives for power users and business that want to host a solution on-premise. The best Self-Hosted alternative is WordPress, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to ButterCMS and many of them are available as a self-hosted solution so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Self-Hosted alternatives to ButterCMS are Ghost, Jekyll, Grav and Strapi.

ButterCMS alternatives are mainly CMS Tools but may also be Blog Publishing Tools or Static Site Generators. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of ButterCMS.
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  1. WordPress is software designed for everyone, emphasizing accessibility, performance, security, and ease of use. We believe great software should work with minimum set up, so you can focus on sharing your story, product, or services freely.

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    This is NOT even close. Completely different product. ButterCMS is HEADLESS CMS unlike WordPress

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  2. Ghost icon


    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Cloudron
    • Node.JS

    The world's most popular modern publishing platform for creating a new media platform.


  3. Jekyll icon


    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    Jekyll is a simple, blog aware, static site generator. It takes a template directory (representing the raw form of a website), runs it through and Liquid converters, and spits out a complete, static website suitable for serving with Apache or your favorite web server.

  4. Grav is an easy to use, yet powerful, opensource CMS that requires no database. In a nutshell, installing Grav is a matter of unzipping the file. It is fast, has sophisticated caching, and a light footprint for optimal performance.

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  5. Strapi enables developers to build projects faster by providing a customizable API out of the box and giving them the freedom to use their favorite tools.

    Content types builder

  6. Gatsby icon


    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • React
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Gatsby provides development teams an open source frontend framework for creating dynamic, optimized websites and a cloud platform for delivering them on a blazing fast edge network.

  7. Cockpit icon


    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • SQLite

    Cockpit was born out of the need of building a simple dynamic site. Sure, Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal and all the other full-stack content management systems are possible solutions for that task ...

  8. Static site generator that supports reStructuredText, Markdown, and AsciiDoc formats.

  9. VuePress icon


    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • Vue.js

    Vue-powered Static Site Generator.

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  10. Wagtail CMS icon

    Wagtail CMS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • Python
    • Django

    Wagtail is a content management system built on Django. It's focused on user experience, and offers precise control for designers and developers.

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