Compare Grav vs. Contentful

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Product intro

Grav is a fresh flat-file database which is easy to install. It uses a number of Symfony components and is very fast to get started with.

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.

Main advantages
  • Fast to install and get started with
  • Extensible via Plugins, Skeletons and Themes
  • A fresh codebase, no PHP4 cruft here
  • Widely used across industries
  • No technical operations needed
  • Free tier for hobbyists
Main disvantages

 

  • Limited use cases due to flat-file approach
  • Limited developer base
  • Needs more work to round the edges in real-world use

 

  • Limited customisation capabilities
  • Vendor lock in (though export is possible)
  • Pricing for large amounts of content
Product detailsGrav Contentful

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