Are you unsure which of Kinsta’s hosting plans best suits your needs? We’ll attempt to answer some of the most frequently asked questions to help you choose the right plan from the start. If you are still uncertain or have additional questions, our sales staff is always willing to help.
How Kinsta’s Hosting Plans Work
All of our hosting plans include specifications such as the number of permitted WordPress installations, storage space, and PHP workers. This is all described in detail on our pricing page. Multisite mode is supported on all plans except Starter. Essentially, you should select the plan that most closely matches your resource footprint, albeit with some overhead.
For instance, if your site had 80,000 visits last month and is growing rapidly, you should select a plan with at least 100,000 visits to allow for growth. The following features are included with every plan:
- 720 uptime checks daily per site
- Automatic resource adjustment
- Staging environment
- Free SSL
- Free CDN
- Free DDoS security
- Free website transfer
- HTTP/2 support
- SSH, WP-CLI, and Git
- support for Multisite (Excluding the Starter plan)
- Cloudflare-powered Premium DNS
- PHP 7 and PHP 8
- Free APM Tool
We have a thorough article detailing how Kinsta counts visits. We encourage you to read this, as Google Analytics is not always the most accurate way to calculate your total number of visits.
- Discover Visits Hidden by Cloudflare
- Find Visits in AWStats (cPanel)
Visit our in-depth blog post to learn how to determine the total disk space used by your WordPress site.
To provide you with as much disk space as possible, we exclude staging sites from our reporting when calculating your total disk space usage. Only active websites contribute to your disk space usage. We offer a disk space add-on for sites that require more disk space than their plan allows, so you can increase your storage capacity without upgrading to a higher plan tier.
Number of Installs
Each hosting plan includes a predetermined quantity of installs. Installs consist of a WordPress website (files) and its MySQL database. This does not imply the total number of websites. For instance, if you are utilizing multisite, you are still utilizing a single WordPress installation and database. Therefore, it is possible to operate multiple websites with our multisite-supporting plans.
Each installation also includes a complimentary staging environment for testing plugins, themes, and updates.
Each hosting plan includes a predetermined quantity of PHP workers. These determine the number of concurrent requests your site can handle at any given time. Simply put, each request for your website that is not cached is handled by a PHP Worker. We recommend reading our comprehensive article on how PHP workers operate.
If you’re operating an eCommerce, membership, or community website, these are typically resource-intensive and contain a great deal of non-cacheable content. Here, the number of PHP workers becomes incredibly important. Examine the dos and don’ts of WordPress membership site hosting. For WordPress sites that require more PHP workers than our standard plans provide, we offer a high-performance dedicated server solution powered by Google Cloud Platform’s quickest servers.
Kinsta does not enforce major updates because each user should test these types of significant changes before applying them. This is possible in our staging environment. Nevertheless, security updates (such as WordPress 4.7.1, 4.7.2, etc.) are automatically applied.
We at Kinsta stand behind our service. We are pleased to provide a 30-day money-back guarantee and no long-term commitments.
One of the advantages of Kinsta’s plan structure is that you can upgrade or downgrade at any time without incurring any fees. Everything is automatically proportionalized in the background. Have seasonal traffic or anticipate a traffic surge? The MyKinsta dashboard allows you to switch between plans with the click of a button.
Another reason to upgrade when necessary is to avoid overages. Check out our pricing for overages.
For those who opt for annual billing, we accept all major credit cards as well as wire transfers. Check out our payment options. Customers from the European Union can easily add their VAT number at checkout or at any time via the MyKinsta dashboard.
All of our plans include two free months if you pay annually. This can be an excellent way to reduce hosting costs. Non-profit organizations and open source projects can also receive a 15% discount!
- Nonprofit Costs
- Open Source Costs
We’re Here to Help
If you need assistance selecting the appropriate plan, please contact our sales team and we will provide recommendations as soon as possible.
Once you become a Kinsta client, we provide support around the clock. We are always just a mouse click away.
Get your applications, databases, and WordPress websites online and centralized. Our feature-rich, high-performance cloud platform comprises the following:
- Simple configuration and management in the MyKinsta dashboard
- 24×7 support
- The best hardware and network of Google Cloud Platform, powered by Kubernetes for maximum scalability.
- A CloudFlare integration at the enterprise level for speed and security
- Global audience coverage with up to 35 data centers and 275 points of presence (PoPs)
Try it for yourself with a $20 discount on the first month of Application Hosting or Database Hosting. Explore our plans or speak with a salesperson to determine the optimal fit.