Cloud Rendering Service

For maximum flexibility, Storyblok can be integrated into your application or website retrieving content from our API. But for those who want a website and don’t want to handle another webserver, we offer a cloud rendering service as an opt-in head to our headless CMS. You can create full blown website directly hosted in the our cloud. You can use it for hosting your single page application or create awesome websites like this for example moebel.at.

Tech Spec

The Cloud Rendering Service uses an implementation of Liquid - those who already worked with Shopify should already be familiar with that.

Documentation

How to get started

The CLI provides the best experience for the Cloud Rendering Service.

# install storyblok
$ npm install --global storyblok

# create a new project using storyblok select choosing a theme boilerplate
$ storyblok select

For more CLI commands you can always have a look at the Github Repository of our CLI.

Lets compare

API / SDK OnlyRendering Service
Templating EngineAnyLiquid
Custom Backend LogicYesPredefined Liquid Filters
Local EnvironmentYesYes
Dev Template EnvironmentOwnIncluded
Live Template EnvironmentOwnIncluded
HostingImages / AssetsYes
Custom DomainYesYes
Storyblok SubdomainNoYes
Included CDNAPI / Images / AssetsEverything
Pricingstarting Freestarting Free

Can I use my custom domain?

TL;DR: Yes!

Learn everything you need to know about how to set this up.

Rolling Cache Invalidation

With our Rendering Service you automatically receive our Cache Invalidation Strategie - you may notice that we will append a script tag with /_storyblok_cache.js that allows us to invalidate the cache after the first visit. That means that that some may receive an old version, but the invalidation process will be triggered and after a short amount of time the new version will be loaded by everyone, best thing about that is that after revisiting the site the new version will also be loaded before the invalidation took place. This allows you to have maximum performance by minimizing API requests!

Time in CDN
7200Seconds

Documentation