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All Business Edition features
Restricted to non-commercial use
Adds 10 nodes to 5 nodes free (max 15 nodes)
Community Support
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All Business Edition features
Onboarding assistance
9x5 support
Customer Success
Click-through EULA
Scale by adding nodes

From $3900/yr


All Business Edition features
Onboarding assistance
Prioritized 9x5 support
Assigned Success Engineer
Custom MSSA
Scale by adding nodes

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All prices are in USD and exclude local, regional or national taxes.


Frequently Asked Questions

Here's some of the common questions we get around pricing. If you don't find the answer you are looking for, please Contact Sales or Contact Us.

What do you mean by Node?

A "node" can be simply described as a "server" (whether this is an actual physical server, a VM, a Raspberry Pi, or your desktop or laptop) that is capable of running containers (via Docker, Kubernetes or another orchestrator) which is either running the Portainer Server or is under the management of a Portainer Server installation.

View “What’s a Node for licensing purposes?” for more information.

We also offer a range of pricing for different node sizes:

- For Data Center/Cloud; Standard nodes (unlimited capacity), or Scale Out nodes (<= 16 cores or 16vCPU).

- For Edge Compute nodes; Edge Server (<= 16 cores), Edge Gateway/ Industrial/PC (<= 10 cores), Edge Linux PLC/ Mini PC (<= 4 cores) or IoT Sensor nodes (<=1Ghz). 

Do Docker, Swarm, Kubernetes and Nomad require different licenses? No. A single Portainer license supports container management across all orchestrators and environments. 
What edition is right for me; Community Edition or Business Edition?

Portainer Community Edition is open source software, designed for individuals or small self-managing teams. It is community supported. CE is perfect for home lab use and learning how to manage containers.

Business Edition is a commercially supported product that includes features for Security, Access Management and Permission, and Auditing, making it more suitable for company use. 

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What level of support can I expect?

For customers who have purchased a Business Edition Professional or Enterprise Server, our standard license gives you 9x5 next business day support. If you need 24x7 support, then please get in touch with our sales team and we’ll supply pricing. For more information regarding support review our Support Terms

Home and Student license holders and 5 Nodes Free Users can get community support via our Community Slack Channel.

Can I move between Community Edition and Business Editions?

Upgrading from Community Edition to Business Edition is as simple as deploying the Portainer Business instance instead of Community Edition, reusing all of your existing database/settings.

Downgrading from Business Edition to Community Edition can be tricky. Please visit Can I downgrade from Portainer BE to Portainer CE on our Knowledge Base to ensure you follow the correct process. 

Do you offer additional consulting services or help? Yes we offer professional services to cover consulting, implementation, configuration and support. We also offer 24x7 support if needed.