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UniFi Cloud Controller Pricing

Published onAugust 23, 2023

Setting up your UniFi controller and managing updates, backups, and maintenance can be daunting. Even if you are technically skilled, it's a hassle. Luckily, there is a solution: UniFi cloud controllers.

Third-party UniFi Controller hosting providers that manage everything for you, so you can focus on your business. No need to think about maintenance, updates and security measures anymore. Especially, if you manage multiple networks, this is a must.

Before you choose your cloud hosting partner, examining your options is key. This article will dive into UniFi cloud controller pricing of the best options currently in the market.

Let's dive in!

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UniHosted

UniHosted is a cloud controller that is mainly focused on MSPs and IT-service businesses that have multiple sites. There is also a free plan for home users or MSPs that want to give UniHosted a trial run to see how it works.

UniHosted Pricing

UniHosted operates on a different pricing structure than most other hosting provides. Instead of the regular SaaS subscription tiers that include a certain number of devices, you only pay for the number of devices that you use. This prevents you from being upgraded to an expensive plan when you reach a certain threshold.

This makes it easy to scale up and down while maintaining predictable costs.

It's also the only cloud-hosted solution that provides a free plan. You can test UniHosted for free and only upgrade to a paid version when it suits you.

Pricing structure:

Devices     Price per month  
50     $50              
100  $70          
500   $110          

What’s included?

The business offering includes your own dedicated server, daily backups, battle-tested updates, 24/7 monitoring, dedicated support, security and more!

Cloud UniFi

Cloud UniFi has been in the business of supplying hosted UniFi controllers for over eight years. They employ exclusive hosting for these controllers, with servers in the United States and Europe.

However, little is known about their practices and who is behind this product. It’s difficult to find any third-party information, such as reviews, and they also lack a social media presence.

Cloud UniFi Pricing

Cloud UniFi's pricing structure is straightforward and tailored to various customer needs. Two factors influence which plan your organization falls under.

On the one hand, you have “standard hosting” (which I assume is shared hosting),  “pro hosting,” and “pro plus” hosting (a dedicated server). In addition, you have pricing plans for 100, 200, 500, 1000, and 2000 managed devices.

Pricing structure:

The number in brackets refers to the amount of managed devices.

Plan          Price per month  
Standard (100)     $15              
Pro - (200)     $25              
Pro Plus - (500)  $50              
Pro Plus - (1000)     $75              
Pro Plus - (2000)     $150              

HostiFi

HostiFi is a well-known brand in the UniFi cloud hosting domain. The company has built a reputation for automating UniFi controller setups reliably. They've pretty much got everything covered, from seamless backups to diligent upgrade monitoring and customer support.

HostiFi Pricing

The catch? Their prices are steep - starting at a whopping $99 monthly, with no free plan available. This is only feasible for a limited amount of established businesses.

HostiFi offers a straightforward pricing structure, dividing its services into different packages, starting at $99 monthly for 250 devices.

This means that if you only have one device, it will set you back $99 monthly.

Pricing structure

Devices          Price per month  
250      $99              
1000  $249              
Custom    $1000            

What’s included?

HostiFi does have three pricing plans. The only differentiating factor between the plans is the number of devices that can be added:

  • Up to 250 devices
  • Up to 1000 devices
  • Custom

The custom plan, mainly focused on enterprises, includes integrations and invoice payments and starts from $1000. The issue with the pricing is not only that it's expensive to start with ($99 monthly), but the gap between the plans is big.

Let’s say you are currently hosting 250 devices and thus paying $99 monthly, and if you scale this to 300 devices, you’ll be paying $250. This is almost $3000 per year.

Hubox

Hubox is a notable contender in the UniFi cloud controller arena. They claim that they manage over 3,000 clients. However, despite being in the market for over nine years, you can’t find much third-party information on them, such as customer reviews.

Let’s talk pricing!

Hubox Pricing

Hubox has a simple pricing structure, offering two packages to cater to different customer needs. They base the pricing structure on the number of devices and the number of features that are included.

Their Basic plan costs $15 monthly for ten devices and one website. This is a shared-hosting option, meaning that you will share the server with other Hubox customers and don’t have a dedicated server.

If you want to have a dedicated server (which is standard practice), you need to upgrade to the premium plan. This starts at $30 per month for 100 devices and unlimited websites. If you add more devices, your monthly rate will be bumped accordingly.

Pricing structure

The number in brackets refers to the amount of managed devices.

Devices         Price per month  
10        $15            
100      $30             
250        $40            
500      $60             

Final Thoughts

In the article above, we've outlined the pricing structure of the most notable UniFi hosting providers. In my view, these are the ones that you should be checking out. Utlimately, it depends what your needs are. Some options are cheaper than other, but might lack in other areas such as support, security and maintenence.

If you are an MSP or IT-service business looking for a scalable and reliable solution with fairly-based pricing, then you might want to give UniHosted a try!

Additionally, I'm happy to walk you through personally. You can schedule a call with me here.

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