Squidex vs Directus

An objective price and feature comparison.

49,00 per Month
Unlimited content items and locales
Pricing based on the number of API calls.
€ 93.57 per Month
10k content items and 5 users.
Pricing based on the number of content items.
Prices are taken from the medium plans.

Only pay per usage

With Squidex you have an Enterprise ready solution with custom solutions and powerful integrations.

Squidex offers a variety of hosting options; in contrast, Directus exclusively offers self-hosting, which may not be adequate for enterprises with specific hosting requirements. Squidex's distributed design also supports high availability and scalability, making it an excellent choice for enterprises with vast volumes of content or significant traffic. The comprehensive documentation and community assistance provided by Squidex make it easy for businesses and developers to get started with the platform and troubleshoot any problems they may find. Directus has a smaller community, and its documentation may not be as thorough as Squidex's, making it more difficult for enterprises to adopt and manage the platform.


Squidex Directus
Cloud Hosted
Self Hosted
Open Source
Uptime SLA
Uptime SLA Enterprise Plans (99,6%)
Custom Asset Storage (Self Hosted)
Cluster Management
Regions 1 1
Tech Stack C# / ASP.NET Core Node.js

SaaS Pricing

Squidex Directus
Free Plan (But Self Hosting is free)
Smallest Plan € 19.00 € 90.65
Pricing Model Pay per API Calls Pay per Content Item
Pricing Unit Project Project
Smaller Plans Same features Same features


Squidex Directus
REST Endpoint
GraphQL Endpoint (Queries) (Queries)
Content CDN
Assets CDN
Authentication OIDC API Key, OIDC, LDAP, OAUTH2
Filter by References
Full Text Search
Public APIs

Content Modelling

Squidex Directus
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) (Columns, Separators)
- Unique Validator
Enumerations (GraphQL)

Asset Management

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

Content Management

Squidex Directus
Preview URLS
Compare Versions
Custom Workflows (configured withing roles)
Localization Fallbacks
Translation Management
Contents Export (with CLI) (CSV, JSON, XML, SQL)
Contents Import (with CLI)
Draft Content (status workflows)
Scheduled Publishing (date publish field)
Release Management
Comments and Notifications (also for Assets)
Display users on same entry
Inline Editing (WYSIWYG, Markdown...)
Saved Queries


Squidex Directus
Webhook Log
Event filtering (Very Basic)
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) (Self Hosted)
- Custom Sidebar Extensions (Modules)

Administration and Settings

Squidex Directus
Staging Environments
Project Backups
Project Restore
Clone Projects
System Backups (Cloud Only) (Cloud only)
Manage regex patterns
Import contributors
Organizations (Cloud only)
Team Management (Cloud only)


Squidex Directus
SSO Support (Self Hosted) (OIDC, OAuth2)
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
Fine Grained Permissions (Text Representation)
API Keys
API Clients (OIDC)


Squidex Directus
Community Support (Forum)
Chat Support (Support Plan) (Support Plan)
Ticket Support (Premium for Cloud, Github for Community)
Support SLA (Support Plan) (Support Plan)
Technical Support (Support Plan)
Solution Architects (Support Plan) (Support Plan)
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