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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 September 1, 2022 are subject to the legacy technical limits.

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

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Community plan

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

Metric Plan limit Unit of measure
Content Delivery API (CDA) calls (includes GraphQL calls) 55 Calls per second. Number per space
Content Management API (CMA) calls 7 Calls per second. Number per space
Content Preview API (CPA) calls 14 Calls per second. Number per space
Content types 48 Number per environment
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 environment
API keys 100 Number per organization
Webhooks 20 Number per space
Locales 2 Number per environment
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
Image size (megapixels), for source images transformed into AVIF format 9 Megapixels
Asset or image filename length 256 Characters with extension
Asset size, including images larger than the image size limit 50 MB per asset
Entry size 2 MB
Long text field 50000 Characters per field
Short text field 256 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
References, entry descendants 10 Levels deep
Scheduled actions 500 Number per space
Release actions 2 Number of release actions, per minute
Scheduled actions, scheduled time 200 Number of scheduled actions to be executed at, per minute
Scheduled release actions, scheduled time 2 Number of scheduled actions for releases, per minute
Scheduled action, maximum datetime 24 Months from time of creation
App Definitions 10 Number per organization
App Installations 10 Number per environment
Tags 500 Number per environment
Tags 100 Number per asset or entry

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 Premium plan, which come with higher default limits. The Premium plan 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 plan

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

Metric Plan limit Unit of measure
Content Delivery API (CDA) calls (includes GraphQL calls) 78 Calls per second. Number per space
Content Management API (CMA) calls 10 Calls per second. Number per space
Content Preview API (CPA) calls 20 Calls per second. Number per space
Content types 48 Number per environment
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
Spaces 20 Total number
Records 50000 Number per environment
API keys 100 Number per organization
Webhooks 20 Number per space
Locales 10 Number per environment
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
Image size (megapixels), for source images transformed into AVIF format 9 Megapixels
Asset or image filename length 256 Characters with extension
Asset size, including images larger than the image size limit 1000 MB per asset
Entry size 2 MB
Long text field 50000 Characters per field
Short text field 256 Characters per field
Short text, list field 1,000 Items per field
Rich Text field 200,000 Characters per field (field size cannot exceed a payload of 1MB)
Entry links (reference, media and Rich Text fields) 1,000 Total number of links across all of the fields of an entry
Scheduled actions 500 Number per space
Release actions 2 Number of release actions, per minute
Scheduled actions, scheduled time 200 Number of scheduled actions to be executed at, per minute
Scheduled release actions, scheduled time 2 Number of scheduled actions for releases, per minute
Scheduled action, maximum datetime 24 Months from time of creation
App Definitions 250 Number per organization
App Installations 50 Number per environment
Tags 500 Number per environment
Tags 100 Number per asset or entry

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 plan can purchase an additional 15 users for $15/mo/user.

If you require higher limits, consider upgrading to the Premium plan, 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.

Premium plan

Organizations hosted on our Premium plan are subject to the following technical limits:

Metric Plan limit † Unit of measure
Content Delivery API (CDA) calls (includes GraphQL calls) 78 Calls per second. Number per space
Content Management API (CMA) calls 10 Calls per second. Number per space
Content Preview API (CPA) calls 20 Calls per second. Number per space
Content types custom Number per environment
Content type fields 50 Number of fields per content type
Environments custom Number per space
Environment creation 12 Number per 5 minutes
Users ** custom Number per organization
Roles custom Number per organization
Spaces custom Number per organization
Records custom Number per environment
API keys 200 Number per organization
Webhooks 100 Number per space
Locales custom Number per organization
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
Image size (megapixels), for source images transformed into AVIF format 9 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
Entry size 2 MB
Long text field 50000 Characters per field
Short text field 256 Characters per field
Short text, list field 1,000 Items per field
Rich Text field 200,000 Characters per field (field size cannot exceed a payload of 1MB)
Entry links (reference, media and Rich Text fields) 1,000 Total number of links across all of the fields of an entry
Scheduled actions 500 Number per space
Release actions 2 Number of release actions, per minute
Scheduled actions, scheduled time 200 Number of scheduled actions to be executed at, per minute
Scheduled release actions, scheduled time 2 Number of scheduled actions for releases, per minute
Scheduled action, maximum datetime 24 Months from time of creation
Records 5,000,000 Number per space
App Definitions 250 Number per organization
App Installations 50 Number per environment
App Access Grants 1000 Number per App Definition
Tags 500 Number per environment
Tags 100 Number per asset or entry

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

† There are two Premium plans: Premium and Premium Plus. Premium Plus customers can request higher rate limits through their Account Executive or Contentful support. For more information, see our pricing page.