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.

$65

per month
per instance

* An instance is a single copy of Wowza Streaming Engine running on one physical or virtual computer.

Wowza Streaming Engine Perpetual Edition

Perpetual Edition

Wowza Streaming Engine is also available in a Perpetual Edition for users with stable monthly demand.
Wowza Streaming Engine Deployment Options

Deployment Examples

See example deployments, based on number of inputs and viewers, showing instances needed.
Wowza Nonprofit and Education Discounts

Nonprofit and Educational Discount

Eligible educational institutions and nonprofit organizations receive a discount of 25%.

Wowza Streaming Engine Monthly Price Per Instance

Wowza Streaming Engine Monthly Price Per Instance

Pricing is cumulative as you add instances. For example, if you run 7 instances, you pay:

$65/month x 4 (first 4 instances) = $260
$60/month x 3 (next 3 instances) = $180
TOTAL: $440/month

Frequently Asked Questions

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 during the billing cycle. To prevent accruing monthly fees for instances not being used, make sure to turn unneeded instances off. 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.

How many Monthly Edition licenses will I need?
Usually just one. Unlike a Perpetual Edition license, you can run as many instances as you need with a Monthly Edition license — allowing you to scale up or down easily. When you purchase a Monthly Edition license, you initially pay for only one instance. If you need more server instances, you simply install the additional instances with the license key you received. Your monthly invoice increases or decreases based on the number of instances in use. If you believe you require multiple Monthly Edition licenses, please contact us.

 

How am I invoiced for a Monthly Edition license?
Monthly charges, based on your usage, are calculated by our billing system and appear on the invoice generated at the start of each billing cycle. Your invoice will show a $65 recurring fee that covers the first server instance for your next usage period. This is the recurring fee that is charged every month to keep your license active until you request cancellation, even if no servers are running. If you had additional server instances running during the previous usage period, our licensing system looks for the peak usage from any given day during the period. The day with the highest number of server instances is billed on the next invoice. There is no need to notify us when instances are started or stopped.

 

How do I cancel my subscription?
You may cancel your subscription at anytime by completing the cancellation form.

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Wowza Streaming Cloud Pricing

Pay-as-You-Go
Subscription
10/100
Subscription
50/2000
Subscription
24x7
Subscription
Monthly Fee $15/month

$49/month

$299/month

24x7 pricing starting at $500/stream

 

Ideal for service providers and broadcasters

Stream Processing (Transcoding)
additional hours start at

2 Hours
$6/Hour
10 Hours
$5.50/Hour
50 Hours
$4.50/Hour
Network Usage (including CDN)
additional usage starts at
10 GB
$0.095/GB
100 GB
$0.09/GB
2,000 GB
$0.085/GB

Peak Recording Storage
additional storage starts at

0 GB
$0.10/GB
50 GB
$0.10/GB
250 GB
$0.09/GB

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Pro-Grade, No Contract, White-Label Streaming Solution

Stream Processing (Transcoding)
Transcode your incoming streams to create various quality renditions on the fly. Stream processing charges are based on the number of transcoding hours each month.
Network Usage (CDN Delivery)
Network usage is the amount of data, in GB, sent to viewers over the network. It depends on the number of viewers, their bandwidth, and screen sizes.
Recording Storage
Record your live source streams and store them on the Wowza cloud servers for as long as you like. Pricing is based on the highest quantity stored in a given month.

How Additional Usage Is Calculated

Viewership may spike or you may want to leave a stream running for an extended period. That’s why the Wowza Streaming Cloud™ service offers volume discounts as your usage increases. The more you use, the more you save!

When you exceed your plan’s included stream processing, network usage, and recording storage, you will be charged for each hour of transcoding or GB of network usage or recording storage at your plan’s additional usage rate (indicated in the table above). Once your usage hits the next subscription pricing tier, you'll be charged at that tier's reduced rate for any further usage.

The tables below describe the different rates for each volume-discount tier for stream processing, network usage, and recording storage.

Volume Discounts (applies to overages on all plans)

Stream Processing Tiered Volume Discounts Cost per Hour
First 10 hours $6.00
Next 20 hours (11–30 hours of overage) $5.50
Next 20 hours (31–50 hours of overage) $5.00
Next 50 hours (51–100 hours of overage) $4.50
Next 100 hours (101–200 hours of overage) $3.50
Next 300 hours (more than 200 hours of overage) $3.00

For example, the cost of 18 hours of stream processing on a Pay-as-You-Go subscription will look like this:

Monthly Fee $15
Stream Processing Overage
2 hours included $0
Next 8 hours at $6/hour $48
Next 8 hours at $5.50/hour $44
Total this month $107
Network Usage Tiered Volume Discounts Cost per GB
First 100 GB $0.095
Next 900 GB (101–1,000 GB of overage) $0.090
Next 1,500 GB (1,001–2,500 GB of overage) $0.085
Next 7,500 GB (2,501–10,000 GB of overage) $0.077
Next 10,000 GB (10,001–20,000 GB of overage) $0.069
Next 20,000 GB (20,001–40,000 GB of overage) $0.062
Next 30,000 GB (40,000–70,000 GB of overage) $0.055
Next 30,000 GB (more than 70,001 GB of overage) $0.049

For example, the cost of 15,750 GB of network usage on a 50/2000 subscription will look like this:

Monthly Fee $299
Network Usage Overage
2,000 GB included $0
Next 500 GB at $0.085 $42.50
Next 7,500 GB at $0.077 $577.50
Next 5,750 GB at $0.069 $396.75
Total this month $1,315.75
Recording Tiered Volume Discounts Cost per GB
First 1,000 GB $0.10
Next 4,000 GB (1,001–5,000 GB of overage) $0.09
Next 15,000 GB (5,001–20,000 GB of overage) $0.08
Next 20,000 GB (more than 20,001 GB of overage) Contact sales@wowza.com

Billing for recording storage is based on the highest quantity stored in a given month.

For example, the cost of 275 GB of recording storage on a 10/100 subscription will look like this:

Monthly Fee $49
Recording Usage Overage
50 GB included $0
Next 225 GB at $0.10 $22.50
Total this month $71.50