Compare Contentful vs. Symphony CMS

Contentful Symphony CMS
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Product intro

Contentful is a pure CaaS (Content as a Service) player. It comes from Berlin, and is currently the global market leader for decoupled hosted content management.

Symphony CMS is a content management system that is built using PHP language. Despite the similarity in naming it has nothing to do with the Symfony project also written in PHP.

Main advantages
  • Widely used across industries
  • No technical operations needed
  • Free tier for hobbyists
  • Simple to read codebase
  • Easy user interface
  • Extensible by default
Main disvantages
  • Limited customisation capabilities
  • Vendor lock in (though export is possible)
  • Pricing for large amounts of content
  • Codebase shows it's age
  • Heavy investment in project specific technology
  • Limited popularity
Product detailsContentful Symphony CMS

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