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Architecture

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:

Nhost Architecture Diagram

As you see in the image above, Nhost provides endpoints for:

  • GraphQL (/graphql)
  • Authentication (/auth)
  • Storage (/storage)
  • Functions (/functions)

Data is stored in Postgres and files are stored in S3.

Open Source

The open source tools used for the full Nhost stack are: