There's a pricing plan for you
Hosting an organisation, campaign or ministerial website on a budget? We provide a range of services and pricing plans to meet your needs.
One platform, two pricing options
GovCMS has two service offerings, Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS).
Software as a Service (SaaS)
We do the hard work, so you don’t have to. We’ll take care of security and management of the platform. All you need to do is build your website, create its content and ensure it meets GovCMS migration requirements.
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Do you have access to an in-house team of developers? Does the management of your website require higher levels of control, customisation or flexibility? This may be the plan for you. The catch is you’ll need to do your own security updates and patching.
GovCMS plans at a glance
Organisations are charged annually for GovCMS SaaS and PaaS plans.
Software as a Service
|Platform as a Service
|Drupal 7 & 8 hosting||Included||Included|
|Web protection service - CDN, WAF and DDOS||Included||Optional|
|Security accredited (IRAP assessed)||Included||You're responsible|
|Drupal security updates||Included||You're responsible|
|Drupal application maintenance||Included||You're responsible|
|Drupal infrastructure maintenance||Included||Included|
GovCMS SaaS pricing plans
SaaS hosting plans from 1 November 2020
|Subscription size||Max page views||Max *hits per month||Yearly fee||Setup fee|
|Nano||Up to 5,000||40,000||$8,000||$900|
|Micro||5,001 to 15,000||120,000||$16,000||$2,750|
|Mini||15,001 to 50,000||400,000||$32,000||$2,750|
|Extra-Small||50,001 to 100,000||800,000||$40,000||$2,750|
|Small||100,001 to 175,000||1.5 million||$47,000||$2,750|
|Medium||175,001 to 350,000||3.0 million||$54,000||$2,750|
|Large||350,001 to 800,000||6.5 million||$77,000||$2,750|
|Extra-Large||800,001 to 1,500,000||12 million||$110,000||$2,750|
|Mega*||1,500,001 up to 3,000,000||24 million||$190,000||$2,750|
|Giga*||3,000,001 up to 5,000,000||40 million||$300,000||$2,750|
*A ‘hit’ (or http request) is processed by the GovCMS back-end infrastructure (also referred to as Origin). The maximum limit that applies to your plan measures all hits that are not cached by GovCMS CDN (Akamai). This includes traffic that is handled by Drupal such as:
- database searches
- API calls
- requests received from feeds or scripts
- downloads of uncached file assets (documents, style sheets, images etc)
- bot activity and crawlers
- search engine indexers (including Google Search Bot)
- content editing and publishing activities.
GovCMS sandbox development environment
You can develop your website within the GovCMS platform or externally. If you choose to develop within the GovCMS platform, you will be using the sandbox development environment.
If you develop externally, things will look different to GovCMS and take time to change once you’ve migrated across. Have you considered using our sandbox development environment?
GovCMS sandbox pricing plans
Charges for access to the GovCMS sandbox are added to SaaS and PaaS* annual plans.
|Plan||Monthly page views||Monthly fee||Setup fee|
|1 to 3 months||20,000||$1,200||$0|
*All PaaS sandbox plans require a support plan, with the Basic Support Plan as the minimum.