A new Hobby plan, new pricing, and sunsetting of free accounts
When we first launched StatusPage 5 months ago, we weren't really sure what features to differentiate the plans on and what pricing made sense. Free and $50/month sounded like a good place to start, so we just went with it knowing we'd pick up some good lessons along the way.
A couple themes have emerged in the meantime, and we've used them to make some changes to our packages. The first theme is that many small startups wanted a couple features of the $50/month plan (including page customization and CNAME support), but $50/month was too much. The second is that our Premium customers wanted more functionality, including the ability to display performance metrics on the page. Finally, we had requests for advanced functionality such as managing multiple pages, using custom stylesheets, design consulting, and further privacy options.
Today, we're introducing 3 new packages at $19, $79, and $249 per month to address each of these separate tiers.
For Current Premium Subscribers
You will retain your current plan and current pricing unless you choose to move to one of the new plans. No action is required on your part.
For Current Free Users
To help us focus our attention moving forward, we will be sunsetting all free accounts on August 9th. Free accounts that do not upgrade to at least a Hobby plan ($19/mo) by August 9th will still be available for you to design your page and manage your account, but anybody visiting your individual status page will be redirected to the StatusPage.io homepage. The Hobby plan supports email notifications, and comes with all of the branding capabilities of the upper tier plans. It also allows for up to 2 users to manage the page.
For New Accounts
New accounts require a credit card up front, and will be given a free 30 day trial of the plan of their choosing. You can cancel at any time, and can even change your plan during the trial if you want to check out some of the more advanced features.
We know these are some pretty big changes, so as always, we're here to help if you have any questions.
UPDATE (7/7/13 @ 6:35 PM): Current premium subscribers will not be forced to move plans by August 9th, and instead will remain on their current plan and pricing level. The language in the post has been updated above to reflect this.