Was this page helpful?

Technical Limits

We enforce technical limits to ensure the shared-service infrastructure functions without interruption. Only use Contentful software and services if you agree with the technical limits outlined below. These limits apply solely to current plans. Plans introduced before April 16, 2018 are subject to the legacy technical limits.

For an in-depth explanation of each tier, see our pricing page.

Jump to: Community tier | Team tier | Enterprise tier

Community tier

Organizations on the Community tier are subject to the following technical limits:

Metric Tier limit Unit of measure
Content Delivery API (CDA) calls (includes GraphQL calls) 55 Calls per second
Content Management API (CMA) calls 7 Calls per second
Content Preview API (CPA) calls 14 Calls per second
Content types 48 Number per space
Content type fields 50 Number of fields per content type
Environments 3 Number per space
Environment creation 12 Number per 5 minutes
Users 5 Number per organization
Roles 2 Number per space
Spaces 1 Total number
Records 25000 Number per space
API keys 100 Number per organization
Webhooks 20 Number per space
Locales 2 Number per space
Request size 1 MB
GraphQL request size 8 KB
Response size 7 MB
URI request length 7600 characters
Image size 20 MB per image
Image size (pixels), for animated GIFs total pixels = width x height x number of frames 300 Megapixels
Asset or image filename length 256 Characters with extension
Asset size, including images larger than the image size limit 50 MB per asset
Long text field 50000 Characters per field
Short text field 255 Characters per field
Short text, list field 1000 Items per field
Rich Text field 200000 Characters per field (field size cannot exceed a payload of 1MB)
References, many field 1000 Linked entries per field
Scheduled actions 500 Number per space
Scheduled actions, scheduleded time 200 Number of scheduled to be executed at, per minute

Technical limits are cumulative and can be reset only when an organization’s users delete individual items.

If you require higher limits, consider upgrading to the Team or Enterprise tier, which come with higher default limits. The Enterprise tier also features the ability to purchase custom usage-quotas for your organization.

If your service usage exceeds the preceding limits, we reserve the right to take corrective action, including but not limited to the throttling of the service API, temporarily suspending or (when other options are unavailable) terminating your account.

Team tier

Organizations on the Team tier are subject to the following technical limits:

Metric Tier limit Unit of measure
Content Delivery API (CDA) calls (includes GraphQL calls) 78 Calls per second
Content Management API (CMA) calls 10 Calls per second
Content Preview API (CPA) calls 20 Calls per second
Content types 48 Number per space
Content type fields 50 Number of fields per content type
Environments 5 Number per space
Environment creation 12 Number per 5 minutes
Users ** 10 Number per organization
Roles 4 Number per space
Records 50000 Number per space
API keys 100 Number per organization
Webhooks 20 Number per space
Locales 10 Number per space
Request size 1 MB
GraphQL request size 8 KB
Response size 7 MB
URI request length 7600 characters
Image size 20 MB per image
Image size (pixels), for animated GIFs total pixels = width x height x number of frames 300 Megapixels
Asset or image filename length 256 Characters with extension
Asset size, including images larger than the image size limit 1000 MB per asset
Long text field 50000 Characters per field
Short text field 255 Characters per field
Short text, list field 1000 Items per field
Rich Text field 200000 Characters per field (field size cannot exceed a payload of 1MB)
References, many field 1000 Linked entries per field
Scheduled actions 500 Number per space
Scheduled actions, scheduleded time 200 Number of scheduled to be executed at, per minute

Technical limits are cumulative and can be reset only when an organization’s users delete individual items.

** 10 users are free. Customers on the Team tier can purchase an additional 15 users for $15/mo/user.

If you require higher limits, consider upgrading to the Enterprise service tier, which comes with higher default limits and the ability to purchase custom usage-quotas for your organization.

If your service usage exceeds the preceding limits, we reserve the right to take corrective action, including but not limited to the throttling of the service API, temporarily suspending or (when other options are unavailable) terminating your account.

Enterprise tier

Organizations hosted on the Enterprise infrastructure are subject to the following technical limits:

Metric Tier limit † Unit of measure
Content Delivery API (CDA) calls (includes GraphQL calls) 78 Calls per second
Content Management API (CMA) calls 10 Calls per second
Content Preview API (CPA) calls 20 Calls per second
Content types custom Number per space
Content type fields 50 Number of fields per content type
Environments custom Number per space
Environment creation 12 Number per 5 minutes
Users ** 10 Number per organization
Roles custom Number per space
Spaces 10 Initial number
Records custom Number per space
API keys 200 Number per organization
Webhooks 100 Number per space
Locales custom Number per space
Request size 1 MB
GraphQL request size 8 KB
Response size 7 MB
Custom roles yes
Image size 20 MB per image
Image size (pixels), for animated GIFs total pixels = width x height x number of frames 300 Megapixels
Asset or image filename length 256 Characters with extension
Asset size, including images larger than the image size limit 1,000 MB per asset
Long text field 50000 Characters per field
Short text field 255 Characters per field
Short text, list field 1,000 Items per field
Rich Text field 200000 Characters per field (field size cannot exceed a payload of 1MB)
References, many field 1000 Linked entries per field
Scheduled actions 500 Number per space
Scheduled actions, scheduleded time 200 Number of scheduled to be executed at, per minute

Technical limits are cumulative and can be reset only when an organization’s users delete individual items.

** 10 users are free. Customers on the Enterprise tier can purchase additional users for $15/mo/user.

† The Enterprise tier contains three platform types: Professional, Scale and High Availability. Scale and High Availability customers can request higher rate limits through their Enterprise Account Executive or Contentful support. For more information, see our pricing page.