Managing Hosting plans

You can manage the Hosting plan of any project from your project settings → hosting tab.

Before you get started
In this lesson

See the current Hosting plan

In project settings → hosting, you'll see your current hosting plan. If you haven't already added hosting to this project, your current plan will be the Staging plan.

This is your current hosting plan. You can upgrade it or cancel it at any time.

Add or upgrade a Hosting plan

Here, also, you'll be able to activate hosting on this project. Or, if the project already has an active hosting, you can upgrade the plan following the steps below.

Need to know — before you proceed
  • Sites that use CMS features require CMS or Business Hosting. The Basic Hosting option will be disabled for those sites. If you do not need any CMS functionality in your project, make sure to remove all CMS content from your project to re-enable the Basic Hosting option.
  • Hosting fees will be charged on the default credit card associated with your account unless you add Client Billing

To add hosting to a project, or to upgrade your current plan:

  1. Select the billing type: annual or monthly — with annual pricing you can pay for a plan upfront at a discounted rate, saving up to 20% compared to paying monthly.
  2. Add the Hosting plan you want
‍Add or upgrade a Webflow hosting plan
Add or upgrade a hosting plan by selecting the payment frequency and adding the hosting plan.
  1. OPTIONAL: Set up Client Billing
  2. Confirm the purchase
Pro tip

Before you confirm the purchase of your hosting plan, please make sure that:

  1. You are adding the right hosting plan to the right project
  2. You have selected the right billing cycle (annual or monthly)
  3. The amount you will be charged is correct
  4. The card being charged is the right one.
Check the billing period, the amount charged, and the card charged before adding the hosting plan

Switch the billing cycle of your current plan

If you are on a monthly plan, you can switch to an annual billing cycle on your current plan. Just select annual and then click switch to yearly.

Switch to an annual hosting cycle
Need to know
  • If you're on an annual plan, you won't be able to switch to a monthly cycle on the current plan. For help with this, contact our support team.

Downgrade a Hosting plan

If you use CMS in your project, you can downgrade your hosting plan from Business hosting to CMS hosting. If you're not using CMS, you can also downgrade from any of the higher plans to the Basic plan. Canceling your hosting plan will downgrade the plan to the Staging plan.

Just like upgrading, to downgrade your plan:

  1. Select the billing typeannual or monthly 
  2. Downgrade to the plan you want
  3. OPTIONAL: Set up Client Billing
  4. Confirm the switch to the lower plan
Need to know
If you're already on an annual plan, you won't be able to switch to a monthly cycle when downgrading your hosting plan.

Cancel a Hosting plan

Canceling your premium Hosting plan will downgrade you to the Staging plan.

Must know — before you proceed
Canceling a hosting plan will immediately remove your custom domains and unpublish your site.

When you choose to cancel to the Staging plan in project settings → hosting, you'll be taken to project settings → billing. Here, you'll be able to:

  1. Check the billing info to ensure you're canceling the hosting of the right project
  2. Cancel the hosting
  3. Confirm the cancelation and acknowledge that your website will be unpublished instantly

Transfer a Hosting plan

Currently, it's not possible to transfer a site's Hosting plan from one site to another using the Dashboard UI, but this is something we plan to support in the future.

In the meantime, the best thing to do is cancel the Hosting plan for the old site and start a separate Hosting plan on the new site. For more details, contact support.