Wowza Streaming Engine Pricing
Pay-as-you-go Monthly Billing
Pay for the first Wowza Streaming Engine™ server instance* at the start of the billing cycle. Additional instances used will be added to your bill as necessary. An Internet connection is required for license verification.
* An instance is a single copy of Wowza Streaming Engine running on one physical or virtual computer.
What is an instance?
An instance is a single copy of Wowza Streaming Engine server software running on a single physical or virtual computer. When you install Wowza Streaming Engine for the first time, you start one instance.
How many connections can one instance handle?
Wowza® does not impose limits on CPU or bandwidth. Wowza Streaming Engine can handle as many connections and streams as your server and network can handle.
How do I run multiple instances?
You can install multiple instances on physical computers or virtual machines using a single monthly license key. A monthly license allows you to scale up and down as demand dictates.
How is my usage calculated?
You will be billed monthly for the maximum number of active running instances and/or channels during the billing cycle. To prevent accruing monthly fees for instances or AddOns not being used, make sure to (1) turn unneeded instances off, and (2) disable the AddOns not in use. An Internet connection is required for license verification and calculating monthly usage for billing.
How do I upgrade?
Wowza Streaming Engine is the new name for our award-winning server software, Wowza Media Server®. Learn more about how to upgrade.
Learn more about monthly license billing.
Perpetual Edition Available
Wowza Streaming Engine is also available in a Perpetual Edition for users with stable monthly demand.
Education and Nonprofit Discounts
Eligible educational institutions and nonprofit organizations receive discounts starting at 20%.
Planning to stream to large or geographically dispersed audiences? Our sales team can help.
Monthly Subscription Pricing
Wowza Streaming Engine Monthly Subscriptions include Premium AddOns, which you can easily turn on for additional functionality.
Below is a summary of pricing for Wowza Streaming Engine server and AddOn usage.
Wowza Streaming Engine Monthly Price Per Instance
Pricing is cumulative as you add instances. For example, if you run 7 instances, you pay:
|$55/month x 4 (first 4 instances)||= $220|
|$50/month x 3 (next 3 instances)||= $150|
Premium AddOn Monthly Price Per Instance or Channel
AddOn pricing is in addition to Wowza Streaming Engine costs. Pricing is cumulative as you
add instances (nDVR and DRM) or channels (Transcoder). For example, if you run 7 Wowza
Transcoder channels (one for each Wowza Streaming Engine instance), you pay:
|$55/month x 4 (first 4 Wowza Streaming Engine instances)||= $220|
|$50/month x 3 (next 3 Wowza Streaming Engine instances)||= $150|
|$20/month x 4 (first 4 Transcoder channels)||= $80|
|$18/month x 3 (next 3 Transcoder channels)||= $54|