Introduction to Nhost
Nhost is the open source GraphQL backend (Firebase Alternative) and a development platform. Nhost is doing for the backend, what Netlify and Vercel are doing for the frontend.
We provide a modern backend with the general building blocks required to build fantastic digital products.
We make it easy to build and deploy this backend using our platform which takes care of configuration, security, and performance. Things just work and scale automatically so you can focus on your product and your business.
Get started quickly by following one of our quickstart guides:
Products and Features
Learn more about the product and features of Nhost.
Nhost is a Backend-as-a-Service built with open source tools to provide developers the general building blocks required to build fantastic digital apps and products.
Here's a diagram of the Nhost stack on a high level:
As you see in the image above, Nhost provides endpoints for:
- GraphQL API (
- Authentication (
- Storage (
- Functions (
Data is stored in Postgres and files are stored in S3.
The open source tools used for the full Nhost stack are:
- Database: Postgres
- GraphQL API: Hasura
- Authentication: Hasura Auth
- Storage: Hasura Storage
- Functions: Node.js