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HostiFi Pricing

Published onAugust 23, 2023

Installing and maintaining a UniFi controller yourself is a time-consuming task.

If you are technical, have time on your hands, and like to play around with this tech, you can self-host your controller by all means. However, if you want these steps to be automated and not worry about it, cloud hosting is something for you.

Examining your options is vital before you choose your cloud hosting partner.

In this blog, we’ll dive into HostiFi’s pricing structure and propose a less costly alternative that is as reliable.

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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 backups to diligent upgrade monitoring and customer support.

HostiFi Homepage

HostiFi Homepage

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    Custom              

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.

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.

HostiFi Pricing

HostiFi Pricing

UniHosted: A better alternative

UniHosted is a UniFi cloud hosting player that manages your UniFi controller in the cloud. It provides the same high-quality service as HostiFi but at a considerably lower cost, making it an attractive alternative.

UniHosted serves many customers, from individual users (on the free plan) to IT service providers seeking an affordable yet scalable solution for their networks.

UniHosted Homepage

UniHosted Homepage

UniHosted Pricing

UniHosted has a different pricing structure. 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. If you add more devices, your monthly costs will move gradually with it.

UniHosted stands out by offering its services at approximately one-third of the costs of HostiFi (especially if you only have a small number of devices).

Also, UniHosted is the only cloud-hosted solution that provides a free plan. You can use the service for free and only upgrade to a paid version when it suits you.

Pricing structure:

Devices      Price per month  
50     $50             
250  $82.50              
500   $107.50          

What’s included?

UniHosted offers the same features as HostiFi for half the price. The business offering includes daily backups, testing and applying updates, 24/7 monitoring, dedicated support, and security.

UniHosted Pricing

UniHosted Pricing

Comparison Between HostiFi and UniHosted

The comparison table below clearly highlights the stark price difference between HostiFi and UniHosted for the same amount of devices.

Devices       HostiFi Price per month UniHosted Price per month
10 devices        $99              $30                     
100 devices      $99                 $67.50                     
250 devices   $99                 $82.50                     
500 devices   $249                 $107.50                    

As observed, for similar features and services, UniHosted's packages are consistently more affordable than HostiFi's.

In addition to that, it's also fairer in the sense that you pay based on your usage and don’t get bumped into a higher plan when you reach a certain threshold.

Final Thoughts

The world of UniFi cloud hosting is a competitive landscape, with multiple providers to choose from. We wrote an in-depth article about the different UniFi cloud controller as a service options

HostiFi has long been the go-to solution with the biggest market share. However, UniHosted is an alternative that offers a more cost-effective solution without compromising on quality.

If you're an MSP or IT-service providing looking for a flexible and scalable solution, feel free to give UniHosted a try!

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

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