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February 25, 2005 / jnolen

Wiki pricing survey

As I mentioned in the last post, SocialText has just lowered it's pricing. I thought I would do a little research and see how the other wiki vendors' pricing compares.

SocialText is at $10/mo/user with their basic pricing.

Confluence, at their least advantageous price point (a twenty-five user license), is $4/mo/user — assuming you have twenty-five users. But that's their cheapest license: if you only have five users in your company instead of twenty-five, then you pay $20/mo/user. And Confluence is host-it-yourself software. So it's not exactly apples to apples.

EditMe charges only $4.95/mo for as many users as you want on their hosting service. They tier pricing based on bandwidth used — but even the most expensive plan is only $24.95/mo.

Xwiki is opensource, so you can use it for free on your own servers. They offer a hosting service: free with advertising or €2.4/mo/user at the least advantageous per-user pricing. (I'm not totally sure I'm interpreting this correctly. Ludovic, please correct me if I'm wrong.)

SeedWiki offers service priced between $0.00 and $19.95 a month. The pricing is differentiated by features, rather than by number of users.

Project Forum has a "regular license," based on workspaces, and an "enterprise license," based on number of users. Their enterprise licensing starts at $0.56/user/mo. This is also host-it-yourself software.

JotSpot is still in beta, so we don't know what their pricing model is going to be yet.

Is that it? Are there any commercial wiki vendors that I'm missing?


  1. Ludovic Dubost / Feb 26 2005 1:35 am

    Jonathan.. XWiki’s pricing is:
    5€ (6$) /month for as many users as long as your wiki is public (with a 20mb storage limit)
    1€ (1.2$)/mo/user for private wikis
    Yeah wikis for 1€.. Well not really.. You can take 50 users.. It’s either 10 or 100 users (24$/month or 100$/month). You get HTTPS for the 120$/month package.
    I’m very open for feedback on pricing.. XWiki is still beta and all services are free for the moment..
    Also, as OSS, XWiki can provide support & training packages and alternate licence when needed.
    Concerning JotSpot, I’ve seen a pricing page, but couldn’t find it.. I think it was in the lines of 10$/month/user (with introductory pricing bringing it down to 5$/month/user). But Grahama will probably monitor your blog and tell that better than me !

  2. Jerome Delacroix / Mar 3 2005 9:48 am

    Hi Jonathan,
    you might also consider MetaWiki, a French company ( and WikiService ( in Austria. Just a proof that the wiki trend has become international :-).

  3. Angela / Mar 17 2005 8:15 pm

    You’re missing the MediaWiki hosting services: (free), and and (which both start from $15 a month).

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