Our mission is to simplify the publishing process on the Internet.
Over the past couple of months, we have been doing extensive research to determine how our customers are using Pressable as a Content Publishing Platform and how we can improve it in order to make publishing with WordPress effortless. We’ve gained valuable insight that led us to creating a new pricing structure, one that helps users build and publish more WordPress websites more efficiently.
While this change means higher pricing for some, most users will actually get a discount. The purpose of this article is to help answer questions you may have about our new pricing structure. We’ve taken the most common questions and compiled them in order to answer them here. If you still have a question, please create a support ticket from your control panel.
Are pageview limits per site or for the entire account?
The pageview limits described in our pricing plans are guidelines for an entire account. For example, on the $25/month plan, you can have three websites with 5,000 pageviews per site. Or, you could have one website with 15,000 pageviews or any other combination. Once either allocation is met, we recommend upgrading to the next plan.
I like my plan, do I have to upgrade?
Yes. Current customers have until Jan 31, 2014 to decide what new plan they want to move to. Simply login to your control panel at https://my.pressable.com and click on the “upgrade now” link.
When you pick a new plan, a prorated credit for the last payment made will be applied to count towards the initial sign up fee for the new plan and your billing date will be reset.
On the new $25/mo. plan I get 15,000 pageviews instead of the 100,000 previously. It looks like I’ll need to pay more now.
This is correct. We switched to this new pricing model after doing extensive research on existing and potential new customers. While this change does mean that some will be paying more, most of our customers are actually seeing a decrease in their monthly fees.
If you’re receiving 100,000 pageviews for your entire account and have less than 20 websites, you’ll be best served with the $90/month plan.
Why does it say, “You are using all the sites allowed on your plan. To add more sites, upgrade now.” when I login to my control panel?
All current customers will need to upgrade to a new plan, on or before Jan 31, 2014. If you’re ready to take advantage of the new prices immediately, simply click on the “upgrade now” link, pick the plan that best suits your needs, and get back to business as usual. If you still have questions or concerns, please submit a help request through your my.pressable.com control panel.
I have one website that gets 100,000 pageviews per month. What plan should I choose?
For websites that receive 100,000 pageviews, we recommend the $90/month plan.
With this new pricing structure, we have many options to choose from. If you outgrow the $90/mo. plan but are not ready for dedicated, private WordPress hosting solutions, contact us and we will get you setup on the right plan to fit your needs.
Do you offer staging/testing environments? Are they free?
At Pressable, we do not distinguish between staging, testing, or production environments. All websites get access to our advanced infrastructure. This is why our plans are structured the way they are. On the $25/month plan, you can have 5 WordPress installs. Two of them could be websites that you consider “live” and two could be your test or staging environments. How you use the sites is up to you.
What happens when I exceed my pageview limit? Will you take down my sites?
If your website goes over the pageview limit, you will receive a notification e-mail from Pressable. We will help you get set up on the right plan for your needs. We will never disable your website for going over your pageview limit or automatically upgrade your account.
What happened to the free trial accounts?
With the changes we’ve made to our offering, we have ended access to any “trial” accounts. If you’re ready to sign up, simply upgrade your account and your work will be right where you left it. If you decide Pressable isn’t for you, simply contact our support team and they can make a backup of your files and database for you.
Sites that are running on a free plan and have not upgraded by December 15th, 2013 will be automatically removed from our servers.