New Pricing Plans

Pricing

GovCMS hosting plans cover a range of costs from establishment to ongoing operation, maintenance and enhancements.

All SaaS sites:

  • get comprehensive web protection services including DDoS protection, and web application firewall, and a content delivery cache included at no additional cost.
  • are charged a setup fee for the first year of a subscription
  • must use an officially support GovCMS Drupal distribution
  • get security updates and patches managed by the Department of Finance.

SaaS plans

Table: Costs for SaaS hosting on GovCMS

Plan

Monthly pageviews

Yearly fee

Setup fee

Nano

Up to 5,000$7,000$750

Micro

5,001 to 15,000$14,000$2,500

Mini

15,001 to 50,000$28,000$2,500

Xtra-Small

50,001 to 100,000$35,000$2,500

Small

100,001 to 175,000$42,000$2,500

Medium

175,001 to 350,000$49,000$2,500

Large

350,001 to 800,000$70,000$2,500

Xtra-Large

800,001 to 1.5 million$100,000$2,500

Mega*

up to 3 million$175,000$2,500

Giga*

up to 5 million$275,000$2,500

What's included in your plan?

  • 5GB database (* Mega and Giga plans get a 10GB database)
  • 10GB file storage (* Mega and Giga plans get 20GB file storage)
  • 6 site admin / developer licences - per agency (fees apply for additional licences)
  • Unlimited editors and publishers - you manage access to your site
  • Unlimited service desk tickets
  • Self-serve backups kept for 90 days
  • Archival backups kept for 7 years

Need something more?

Optional extras are available on all plans. Upgrades are prorated to an existing subscription.

Upgrade your database size:

  • from 5GB to 10GB - $1,000 per year
  • from 10GB to 20GB - $2,000 per year

Extra file storage:

  • 20GB storage - $275 per year
  • 50GB storage - $1,000 per year
  • 50GB storage, up from 20GB - $725 per year

Got a busy team of developers? Extra developer licences are $400 per year. If your team works on multiple websites, they use the same licences and extra licence might not be needed. If you've got multiple teams or an external service provider working on different projects at the same time, talk to us.

Need even more?

If your site gets an extreme amount of traffic, or you need more storage, or something a little special, talk to us and we will figure out a custom plan for you.

PaaS plans

We don't advertise PaaS pricing, each subscription is tailored to the specific needs of the project. You'll get a custom proposal.

Your choices include the size of the infrastructure and the bandwidth capacity you need, plus options for service desk, application and infrastructure support.

Development projects - build your new site right on the platform

Table: Costs for development environments on the new GovCMS hosting platform

Plan

Monthly pageviews

Monthly fee

Setup fee

1 to 3 months

20,000$1,000$0

4+ months

20,000$750$0

What's included each month?

  • 5GB database
  • 10GB file storage
  • 6 site admin / developer licences - per agency (fees apply for additional licences)
  • Unlimited editors and publishers - you manage access to your site
  • Unlimited service desk tickets + 2 hours application support + 1 hour infrastructure support per month
  • Self-serve backups kept for a maximum of 90 days

Need an upgrade?

Optional extras are available.

Upgrade your database size:

  • from 5GB to 10GB - $85 per month
  • from 10GB to 20GB - $170 per month

Extra file storage:

  • 20GB storage - $25 per month
  • 50GB storage - $85 per month
  • 50GB storage, up from 20GB - $60 per month

Got a busy team of developers? Extra developer licences are $35 per month. If your team works on multiple websites they use the same licences and extra licences might not be needed. If you've got multiple teams, or an external service provider working on different projects at the same time, talk to us.

If you need even more storage, or something a little special, talk to us and we will figure out a custom plan for you.

The fine print

All SaaS and PaaS hosting plans are charged 12-months in advance, if you add optional extras or upgrade your plan during the subscription period, hosting fees and charges will be prorated to the end date of your current subscription.

Hosting charges for new sites built on the platform using a development subscription start from the day the site first becomes available to the general public using a production domain name. This involves switching off the site shield which prevents users from viewing a site without using a password.

Hosting charges for new sites built off the platform apply from the date of forklift (the date the site is installed into the GovCMS environment), regardless of how long it then takes the site to become live to the public using a production domain name.

Development projects include access to dev, test and staging environments, and are billed on a monthly basis. Only full month charges apply, there is no prorating for part-months. A minimum 1 month agreement applies, up to a maximum of 12 months. Plans are charged in advance for the agreed period. Subscriptions can be extended on a monthly basis as needed. Additional invoices will be sent as required.

Development subscriptions cannot be used for production websites. A production domain name (URL) will not be configured for a project until the final stage of the launch preparation checklist is being completed. Development project domain names are set and managed by the GovCMS platform. An agency can choose the name of the project, which becomes a subdomain of the platform URL.

All sites (including dev projects) must use https encryption - the cost of security certificates is included in the hosting fees.