While many blog and website owners start off in the WordPress.com hosting environment, moving to the WordPress.org platform gives the user a great deal more customization. Automattic, the company behind the WordPress platform, released their Jetpack service for self-hosted WordPress site owners to help ease the burden that previously required stacking on multiple plugins to accomplish common tasks and integrate with existing services available to WordPress.com customers.

Jetpack launched as a free service and remains so, but those interested in more advanced features and functionality have had the option to pay for add-on services (backups, polls, anti-spam) for quite some time. As of today, Automattic simplified their business model into three premium subscriptions varying in pricing and depth of functionality. As always each subscription is only valid for a single domain although the pricing is the same (Professional) or lower (Personal and Premium) than before with more functionality offered.

Here is the run down on the new subscription structure:

Personal – $3.50/month or $39/year

  • Automated backups (daily) with one click restores
  • Askimet spam filtering

Premium – $9/month or $99/year

  • Automated backups (daily) with one click restores
  • Askimet spam filtering
  • Daily automated malware scanning
  • Dedicated priority support

Professional – $29/month or $299/year

  • Automated backups (real-time) with one click restores
  • Askimet spam filtering
  • Daily automated malware scanning in addition to on-demand scanning capabilities
  • Dedicated priority support
  • Advanced SEO tools
  • PollyDaddy Pro subscription

To learn more about the changes, visit the official blog post on the matter through the VaultPress website.

Via: Jetpack (Automattic)