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About Strapi

Strapi is a free and open-source headless CMS delivering your content anywhere you need.

  • Keep control over your data. With Strapi, you know where your data is stored, and you keep full control at all times.
  • Self-hosted. You can host and scale Strapi projects the way you want. You can choose any hosting platform you want: AWS, Render, Heroku, a VPS, or a dedicated server. You can scale as you grow, 100% independent.
  • Database agnostic. You can choose the database you prefer. Strapi works with SQL & NoSQL databases: MongoDB, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, and SQLite.
  • Customizable. You can quickly build your logic by fully customizing APIs, routes, or plugins to fit your needs perfectly.

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Strapi Pros

Auto-generate REST APIs

Users

groups and permissions

Out-of-the-box administration panel

Strapi Cons

Limited to 3 roles on Open Source Edition

Its very resource intensive to run (requires 1GB of RAM/instance), and without multitenancy, it is very difficult to scale. Most of the bugs have been fixed since it moved past beta To compare with another headless CMS without multitenancy, you can fit 4 installs of Ghost on 1GB of ram To compare with WordPress which isn't headless, can be multitenant, its minimum requirements are 512mb of ram

Strapi reviews

Own Your Data

Rated 5 out of 5
September 2, 2021

CMS experience for non-technical teams: marketing, product, content, etc. Graphql api to avoid lock-in. Tomorrow you can take your data to AWS Appsync, etc 3. Ownership of the data: Contentful, Prismic, etc are great – but Strapi allows you to own the data. Even in its simplest form, its a sqlite file you can check in to git.

Ron Sebastian