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Directus
5.0
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Directus Pricing Overview

Directus Pricing Plans
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Directus has 3 pricing plans, from $0.00 to $25.00. Look at different pricing plans below and see what tier and features meet your budget and needs.
Community Cloud
$0.00
/ month
Standard Cloud
$25.00
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Pricing information was last updated on February 18, 2024
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Directus Pricing Reviews

Small Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Oct 04, 2023
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Overall Rating:
5.0
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Maik J.
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"Universal data platform with smart UI on top of a RDBMS"
What do you like best about Directus?
Directus is easy to use and combines a lot features: easy-to-use REST- & GraphQL-APIs for developers, a smart User-Interface for clients, data modeling tools for business analysts.
What do you dislike about Directus?
Directus could be improved at the core with a CMS-like interface (structured content editor), so you don't have to rely on 3rd-party plugins for this use case.
What problems is Directus solving and how is that benefiting you?
Directus creates a very short feedback loop between business analysts modeling data structures, developers using the automated APIs to develop applications and clients entering their data in pretty & flexible forms.
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Sep 13, 2021
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Overall Rating:
5.0
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Martin B.
Software Engineer
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"Our new favorite headless CMS"
What do you like best about Directus?
The ability to easily define complex relations while at the same time making it simple for users to input data at scale without having to touch the database or restart the application. It just works on the fly. It‘s also important to mention that the core team makes every effort to encourage their community to share ideas or criticism and continue to adapt the application based on community feedback. It's truly an open-source project. Pair it with a nice, responsive and good-looking UI and you‘ll have a really nice product with tons of features without overstraining the user.
What do you dislike about Directus?
We started using Directus on the first RCs for v9, which has been a rocky ride, but that was to be expected. However, since this project is open-source it enabled us to work on fixes ourselves and contribute them back afterward. Other issues (we just reported) were addressed quickly. Another thing that was a bit of a pain point for us is the migration of the schema between multiple stages. We ended up building our own tooling for that.
What problems is Directus solving and how is that benefiting you?
We implemented Directus as a backend for over one thousand agency websites. We have two internal teams who input most of the data and plan to implement a self-service. In this context, Directus powerful permission model really helped us. Overall, a significant benefit of Directus compared to our old solution is that it is much easier to build good relations between our data. This allows our users to input the data much more efficiently.
Small Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Aug 26, 2021
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Overall Rating:
5.0
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Alejandro C.
Cto
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"A perfect combination of design, functionality and customization"
What do you like best about Directus?
The first thing that strikes the attention is the care of its aesthetics, for some time now many web applications seem to be cut with the same pattern, designed with the same fashionable framework, directus has personality, a very intuitive style of its own. The next most surprising thing is the amount of data types, visual elements and options that allow you to create almost any data model and administration interface with a few clicks for any user with very basic notions, in addition, it has a system that allows you to create any type of extension for more advanced users with very specific needs. The user management and especially the permissions is one of the best I've seen, it covers any common use case, super flexible and granular. The API design is impeccable, they have thought of everything. It never ceases to amaze me, you can tell that the team is very close to the needs of its users, they add new features very quickly, they listen to all proposals, the experience is very noticeable. For my work, it has been the best I have found in years, it allows me to simplify more than 60% of the creation of any web application without compromising anything and to focus on creating interfaces, ultimately reduce time and costs without losing quality. 100% recommended, all other alternatives I've tried fall very short.
What do you dislike about Directus?
Overall I am very happy, but, sometimes I need more documentation, although, it is reasonable as they keep adding new features.
What problems is Directus solving and how is that benefiting you?
Directus is a customizable CMS and much more, you could say what is a No-Code or Low-Code tool, or a data schema modeling tool or an API builder. In my case, I use it as a CMS and API.
Mid Market (51-1000 emp.)
Aug 19, 2021
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Overall Rating:
4.5
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Brian M.
Physician Consultant & Principal Cloud Engineer, Solutions Architect, Full Stack Developer
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"Solid, easy to use, dependable CMS"
What do you like best about Directus?
Directus is an SQL wrapper. One can start with an existing DB schema or use the app to build the schema. When one's done, the resultant is a database that could be moved to another solution with little effort. This ensures that I'm using a product but not locked into it. That said, I can't see any reason we would leave it in the near term. It now works with most databases, the admin tool is easy to use (even for the non-technical), it provides an API, security is solid, documentation is clean, open-source support is solid, and the enterprise offerings fit all our possible needs.
What do you dislike about Directus?
I'm generally not the biggest fan of CMS's. As a developer, one should be solid in DB's, and in the era of microservices, one should be able to work up the other infrastructure quickly. This one-off approach creates a faster system. However, many instances don't need those percentage points in performance, and instead, value is gained from the ability to drop in a solution quickly. This fits the bill. I'd also add that going back to v7, the major releases were too buggy, and the first couple of months after the release saw a lot of churn. After v8.3, this product has been solid with excellent updates. The first rc's for v9 were enticing, and I am happy to note they don't appear to be releasing the v9 major release until the churn-period is over.
What problems is Directus solving and how is that benefiting you?
We use Directus for various cataloging of content that feeds out to other systems or over the internet where extreme optimization isn't necessary. Directus has good performance. This provides an interface where non-technical people can enter content, technical people can keep it clean, and Directus Cloud maintains it. Simple, dependable, low effort.
Small Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Mar 23, 2023
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Overall Rating:
5.0
AG
Verified Reviewer
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"Directus is the admin panel I've been searching for"
What do you like best about Directus?
I've tried many quick-start admin environments across many technologies such as Laravel Nova, Forestry.io,
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, and many others. What I like about Directus is that it provides Auth, API, media management, a great GUI, a fast admin experience, and tons of customization points where I want them. Everything I thought I would need to look for was already there. It was both simple and powerful.
What do you dislike about Directus?
It's possible to corrupt schemas and data, and that is a hopeless feeling when it happens.
What problems is Directus solving and how is that benefiting you?
I am trying to stand up an admin panel for a SPA where I can quickly seed information to be provided by an API. and be consumed by a javascript front end. Directus is a great fit. I have realized that in the time it would take me to sketch an ERD, I can build the database, put it in production, and have auth and API available.
Small Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Oct 11, 2023
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Overall Rating:
4.5
AG
Verified Reviewer
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"Unfriendly support and unethical price change"
What do you like best about Directus?
The software worked with small glitches but worked fine. Very easy to use and fast to setup.
What do you dislike about Directus?
Recent price change that was 5x increase.
What problems is Directus solving and how is that benefiting you?
Easy setup and replacement for custom Laravel panel.