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Getting started with Strapi Cloud

The following resources have been curated by the Strapi team to ensure you get the most out of Strapi Cloud.

Project creation

Project creation with existing repository
  • Learn the basics of deploying a project from your own GitHub repository.
  • Optionally- configure base directory
  • Optionally- configure environment variables
Project creation with prebuilt templates
  • The fastest way to get up and running with Strapi Cloud.
  • Great for non-technical users to get a feel for Strapi Cloud.
Authentication and account linking
  • Learn how to link Strapi Cloud account with a valid GitHub account.
  • Learn how to invite collaborators to your Strapi Cloud project.


 Custom domains
  • Easily configure a custom domain for your Strapi Cloud project to match your brand. 
Custom database
  • Strapi Cloud comes with a robust PostgreSQL database out of the box, but some projects might call for using a custom database.
  • Easily configure this to suit your project requirements.
Custom email provider
  • A custom email provider can easily be configured if your project requires a custom email domain, or large volumes of emails will be sent.
Custom upload provider
  • A custom upload provider can be configured if you need more advanced control of your files.

Backups, usage and billing

  • Strapi Cloud does offer automatic backups for those on the Pro, Teams, and Custom plans. 
  • There are no automated backups for Trials at this time.
  • Backups are performed weekly and are kept for a rolling month meaning at most you will always have 4 backups.
Usage and billing
  • A breakdown of how usage works, what you are billed for and what happens if you encounter overages.

For more exhaustive resources, please refer to our official Strapi Cloud documentation.

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