For the first time in years, GitHub has made changes to their pricing and packaging.
Historically GitHub has provided users with the ability to have unlimited public repositories, unlimited users, however have restricted the number of private repositories for paid plans (basically priced per private repository). Now GitHub has switched to a price per user model and unlimited private repositories, which is more aligned to the way people have been used to consuming other Git Hosting Solutions and other SaaS dev tools out there on the Market.
GitHub’s New Pricing Plans
You will also notice they have done away with the Personal ‘Micro’, ‘Small’, ‘Medium’, ‘Large’ plans and the Organization ‘Bronze’, ‘Silver’, ‘Gold’, ‘Platinum’ plans. If you are an Enterprise customer you will notice they are now ‘marketing’ the plan at $21 per user/month as opposed to $2500/year for 10 users. At first glance, it is definitely looks more appealing, however it is actually a price increase of approximately $0.17 per user/month (That’s an extra $20.40 per year!!)
I think for the first time GiHub’s pricing has got simpler and easier to compare to other git hosting providers.
Note: Free Accounts still only have unlimited public repositories.
GitHub’s Old Pricing Plans
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