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Project settings

From a chosen project's dashboard, the Settings tab, located in the header, will redirect you to the Project Settings page. It enables you to manage the configurations and settings for your Strapi Cloud project.

There are 5 tabs available: General, Domains, Backups, Variables and Billing.


The General tab enables you to check and update the following options for the project:

  • Details: to see the name of your Strapi Cloud project, used to identify the project on the Cloud Dashboard, Strapi CLI, and deployment URLs. The project name is set at project creation (see Project creation) and cannot be modified afterwards.
  • Connected Git repository: to change the branch of the GitHub repository used for your project (see Modifying GitHub repository branch). Also allows to enable/disable the "deploy on push" option.
  • Selected region: to see the hosting region of the project, meaning the geographical location of the servers where the project and its data and resources are stored. The hosting region is set at project creation (see Project creation) and cannot be modified afterwards.
  • Debug info: to see the internal project name for the project. This is useful for support purposes.
  • Node version: to change the Node version of the project (see Modifying Node version).
  • Delete project: to permanently delete your Strapi Cloud project (see Deleting Strapi Cloud project).
Project settings pageProject settings page

Modifying git repository & branch

The GitHub or Gitlab repository, branch and base directory for a Strapi Cloud project are by default chosen at the creation of the project (see Creating a project). After the project's creation, via the project's settings, it is possible to:

  • update the project's repository or switch to another git provider (see Updating repository),
  • edit the project's branch, base directory and deploy on push setting (see Editing branch).

Updating the git repository could result in the loss of the project and its data, for instance if the wrong repository is selected or if the data schema between the old and new repository doesn't match.

Updating repository

  1. In the Connected git repository section of the General tab, click on the Update repository button.

  2. (optional) If you wish to not only update the repository but switch to another git provider, click on the Switch to GitHub/GitLab button at the bottom of the Update repository dialog. You will be redirected to the chosen git provider's authorization settings before getting back to the Update repository dialog.

  3. In the Update repository dialog, fill in the 3 available settings:

    Setting nameInstructions
    AccountChoose an account from the drop-down list.
    RepositoryChoose a repository from the drop-down list.
    Git branchChoose a branch from the drop-down list.
    Deploy the project on every commit pushed to this branchTick the box to automatically trigger a new deployment whenever a new commit is pushed to the selected branch. Untick it to disable the option.
  4. Click on the Save button.

  5. In the confirmation dialog, confirm your changes by clicking on the Relink repository button.

Editing branch

  1. In the Connected git repository section of the General tab, click on the Edit branch button.

  2. In the Edit branch dialog, edit the settings below:

    Setting nameInstructions
    Git branchChoose a branch from the drop-down list.
    Base directoryWrite the path of the base directory in the textbox.
    Deploy the project on every commit pushed to this branchTick the box to automatically trigger a new deployment whenever a new commit is pushed to the selected branch. Untick it to disable the option.
  3. Click on the Save button.

Modifying Node version

The project's Node version is first chosen at the creation of the project (see Creating a project), through the advanced settings. It is possible to switch to another Node version afterwards.

  1. In the Node version section of the General tab, click on the Edit button.
  2. Using the Node version drop-down in the dialog, click on the version of your choice.
  3. Click on the Save button.
  4. Click on the Trigger deploy button in the right corner of the project's header. If the deployment fails, it is because the Node version doesn't match the version of your Strapi project. You will have to switch to the other Node version and re-deploy your project again.

Deleting Strapi Cloud project

You can delete any Strapi Cloud project, but it will be permanent and irreversible. Associated domains, deployments and data will be deleted as well and the subscription for the project will automatically be cancelled.

  1. In the Delete project section of the General tab, click on the Delete project button.
  2. In the dialog, select the reason why you are deleting your project. If selecting "Other" or "Missing feature", a textbox will appear to let you write additional information.
  3. Confirm the deletion of your project by clicking on the Delete project button at the bottom of the dialog.


The Domains tab enables you to manage domains and connect new ones.

Project domainsProject domains

All existing domains for your Strapi Cloud project are listed in the Domains tab. For each domain, you can:

  • see its current status:
    • Edit icon Active: the domain is currently confirmed and active
    • Edit icon Pending: the domain transfer is being processed, waiting for DNS changes to propagate
    • Edit icon Failed: the domain change request did not complete as an error occured
  • click the Edit icon edit button to access the settings of the domain
  • click the Delete icon delete button to delete the domain

Connecting a custom domain

Default domain names are made of 2 randomly generated words followed by a hash. They can be replaced by any custom domain of your choice.

  1. Click the Connect new domain button.
  2. In the window that opens, fill in the following fields:
Setting nameInstructions
Domain nameType the new domain name (e.g.
HostnameType the hostname (i.e. address end-users enter in web browser, or call through APIs).
TargetType the target (i.e. actual address where users are redirected when entering hostname).
Set as default domainTick the box to make the new domain the default one.
  1. Click on the Save button.

Backups Strapi Cloud Pro Strapi Cloud Team

The Backups tab informs you of the status and date of the latest backup of your Strapi Cloud projects. The databases associated with all existing Strapi Cloud projects are indeed automatically backed up weekly and those backups are retained for a one-month period.

✏️ Note

The backup feature is not available for Strapi Cloud projects using the free trial or the Developer plan. You will need to upgrade to either the Pro or Team plan to have your project automatically backed up.

Note also that only project owners can restore a backup. Maintainers have access to the Backups tab but the Restore backup button won't be displayed for them. Refer to Collaboration for more information.

💡 Tip

For projects created before the release of the Backup feature in October 2023, the first backup will automatically be triggered with the next deployment of the project.


Restoring a backup

If you need to restore a backup of your project:

  1. In the Backups section, click on the Restore backup button.
  2. In the dialog, choose one of the available backups of your project in the Choose backup drop-down.
  3. Click on the Restore button of the dialog. Once the restoration finished, your project will be back to the state it was at the time of the chosen backup.


Environment variables (more information in the Developer Documentation) are used to configure the environment of your Strapi application, such as the database connection.

Project variablesProject variables

In the Variables tab, you can:

  • click the Add variable button to create a new variable
  • edit any variable, each being composed of a Name and a Value
  • click the Delete icon delete button associated with any variable to delete it
  • click the Save button to save any change made on the page


The Billing tab displays all information on the current subscription plan and included usage for the project. Through this tab, you can manage the subscription of your project and have a detailed look at its usage.

💡 Tip

In the Usage section of the Billing tab, you can see the current monthly usage of your project compared to the maximum usage allowed by your project's subscription. Use the Time range filters to see the project's usage for any chosen month.

Project billingProject billing

Managing project's subscription

Using the Manage subscriptions button, you can view your current project's subscription, manage it and upgrade or downgrade to another plan. Please refer to Account management > Account billing details for the full documentation of the subscription management modal.