Directus no code backend

Directus is a comprehensive backend toolkit and user interface designed to help developers and teams transform any idea into scalable applications. Directus aims to simplify backend work, allowing users to focus on the more intricate aspects of their projects.

Key Features

  • Headless CMS: Directus serves as a next-gen platform for headless content management, allowing for consistent content experiences across various devices and platforms.
  • Instant APIs: Directus can generate REST and GraphQL APIs for any database, allowing for seamless integration into various applications.
  • Personalized Admin Dashboard: Users have the flexibility to customize their backend’s appearance and functionality, catering it to both their preferences and their end-users’ needs.
  • Data Management Tools: Browse and filter data in custom layouts, manage data with tailor-made forms and interfaces, and visualize your data with robust dashboards.
  • Product Information Management (PIM): Directus’s PIM allows users to control and manage their product data across multiple channels, escaping the constraints of commerce platforms.
  • Realtime Sync: Directus offers synchronization of live data through WebSockets and GraphQL Subscriptions.
  • File Management: Users can store, transform, and cache digital assets.
  • Workflow Automation: Design and implement complex workflows with a flexible automation system.

Use Cases

  • Build and manage scalable apps in mere minutes.
  • Convert databases into headless data engines for diverse projects.
  • Create unique digital experiences using Directus tools and extensions tailored to specific requirements.


Directus offers both cloud-hosted and self-hosted pricing plans.

Cloud Pricing:

  • Professional Cloud ($99/month, billed annually) is ideal for development, staging, and medium-scale projects. It provides unlimited users, collections, and global CDN among other features. Limits include 1,000,000 API requests and 100 GB bandwidth per month.
  • Enterprise Cloud starts at $599/month, billed annually. Suited for large, mission-critical projects, it offers dedicated infrastructure and premium support, with custom usage limits.

Self-Hosted Pricing:

  • Community Self-Hosted is free for entities with finances under $5,000,000. It’s open source with unlimited users and no feature restrictions.
  • Enterprise Self-Hosted has flexible, tailored pricing for larger organizations, offering unlimited usage and special non-production benefits.

For more information about their pricing, please visit the official Directus pricing page.

User Experience

With Directus, users can craft their personalized admin dashboards, providing a tailored user experience that can be as simple or as intricate as required. Its toolkit is designed to be intuitive and efficient, aiding users in building digital experiences without unnecessary complications.

Customer Support

All users have access to community support and the knowledge base available on GitHub Discussion. However, premium support is exclusive to Enterprise Cloud customers or those with paid agreements.

Community and Learning Resources

Directus offers a range of resources, including documentation, guides, blogs, success stories, and videos. Their community is also a valuable place for users to share knowledge and seek help.

Security and Reliability

Security is a significant emphasis for Directus, providing users with granular access controls, filter-based permissions, and SSO integrations. They adhere to GDPR compliance and have systems like OAuth2 & OpenID in place to ensure data safety.


Directus offers REST and GraphQL APIs, allowing seamless connection to any database. Additional integration features include Image & Asset API, JavaScript SDK, Webhooks, and WebSockets for real-time data synchronization.