Squidex vs Contentful

An objective price and feature comparison.

49,00 per Month
Unlimited content items and locales
Pricing based on the number of API calls.
$ 879.00 per Month
50k content items and 10 locales
Pricing based on the number of content items.
Prices are taken from the medium plans.

Only pay per usage

With Squidex you only pay based on the number of API calls and asset storage. All features are included, whether you go with the highest or the lowest plan.

Squidex is an open-source CMS that does not require any payment. The open-source nature of Squidex allows developers to customize the platform to their requirements, whereas Contentful offers fewer customization choices. Because of this, it is a very cost-effective solution for companies of any size. In comparison, Contentful's pricing plans can be rather high-priced, especially for enterprises that demand more advanced capabilities than those offered by Contentful's competitors. You can witness the difference for yourself by giving Squidex a try immediately!


Squidex Contentful
Cloud Hosted
Self Hosted
Open Source
Uptime SLA
Uptime SLA Enterprise Plans (Numbers unknown)
Custom Asset Storage (Self Hosted)
Cluster Management
Regions 1 1
Tech Stack C# / ASP.NET Core Unknown

SaaS Pricing

Squidex Contentful
Free Plan
Smallest Plan € 19.00 € 39.00
Pricing Model Pay per API Calls Pay per Content Item
Pricing Unit Project Organization / Team
Smaller Plans Same features Restricted features


Squidex Contentful
REST Endpoint
GraphQL Endpoint (Queries) (Queries, Enterprise Plan)
Content CDN
Assets CDN
Authentication OIDC API Key
Filter by References
Full Text Search
Public APIs

Content Modelling

Squidex Contentful
Single Content Items
Field Types
- Arrays
- Asset References
- Boolean
- DateTime
- Geolocation
- Numbers
- Json
- References (Multiple Editors)
- StockPhoto
- Strings
  - Markdown
  - RichText
Conditional Fields
UI Layout Editor (only Separators)
- Unique Validator
Enumerations (GraphQL)

Asset Management

Squidex Contentful
Asset Preview
Asset Folders
Integrated Asset Editor
Custom Focal Points (with Plugin)
Custom Metadata
Protected Assets
Image Resizing in API
Convert Docs to Images
Convert images with Face Detection
Upload Manager
Saved Queries

Content Management

Squidex Contentful
Preview URLS
Compare Versions
Custom Workflows
Localization (Developer Plan, $ 39,00)
Localization Fallbacks
Translation Management
Contents Export (with CLI)
Contents Import (with CLI)
Draft Content
Scheduled Publishing
Release Management
Comments and Notifications
Display users on same entry
Inline Editing
Saved Queries


Squidex Contentful
Webhook Log
Event filtering
Events for assets
Third Party Systems
- Algolia
- Azure Queue
- Discourse
- ElasticSearch
- Fastly
- Medium
- Slack
- Twilio
- Twitter
- Custom Field Editors
- Custom Content Editor
- Custom Plugins (Self Hosted)
- Custom Sidebar Extensions

Administration and Settings

Squidex Contentful
Staging Environments
Project Backups
Project Restore
Clone Projects
System Backups (Cloud Only)
Manage regex patterns
Import contributors
Team Management (Enterprise Plan)


Squidex Contentful
SSO Support (Self Hosted) (Enterprise Plan)
Implementation OIDC (Identity Server) Custom
Login with Github
Login with Google
Login with Facebook
Login with Microsoft
Login with Twitter
Login with Email (Self Hosted)
Custom Roles (Business Plan, $ 879,00)
Fine Grained Permissions (Text Representation)
API Keys
API Clients (OIDC)


Squidex Contentful
Community Support (Forum) (Forum)
Chat Support (Support Plan) Unknown
Ticket Support (Forum)
Support SLA (Support Plan) (Enterprise Plan)
Technical Support (Enterprise Plan)
Solution Architects (Support Plan) (Enterprise Plan)
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