Use a backend service with Astro
Ready to add features like authentication, storage or data to your Astro project? Follow one of our guides to integrate a backend service.
Find community-maintained integrations for adding popular features to your project in our integrations directory.
Backend service guidesSection titled Backend service guides
Note that many of these pages are stubs: they’re collections of resources waiting for your contribution!
What is a backend service?Section titled What is a backend service?
A backend service is a cloud-based system that helps you build and manage your backend infrastructure. It provides a set of tools and services for managing databases, user authentication, and other server-side functionality. This enables you to focus on building your applications without having to worry about managing the underlying infrastructure.
Why would I use a backend service?Section titled Why would I use a backend service?
You might want to consider a backend service if your project has complex server-side needs, for example:
- user sign-ups and authentication
- persistent data storage
- user-uploaded asset storage
- API generation
- realtime communication