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Zulip Cloud


Try Zulip for an unlimited period of time.

  • 10,000 messages of search history
  • File storage up to 5 GB total
  • Convenient web service
  • No sysadmin work required


Make Zulip your home.

  • Full search history
  • File storage up to 10 GB per user
  • Full access to enterprise features like guest users and user groups
  • Priority commercial support
  • Funds the Zulip open source project
per user per month
$8/month billed monthly
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Zulip On-Premise

Community support

Install your own Zulip server.

  • Easy self-service installation
  • Free and open source forever under Apache 2.0 license
  • LDAP/Active directory integration
  • All Standard/Enterprise features included
Free and open source forever
Install a Zulip server


For mission-critical installations.

  • Easy self-service installation
  • Support response SLAs
  • High availability assistance
  • Input into the Zulip roadmap
  • Funds the Zulip open source project
Pricing varies with support required
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Frequently asked questions

Do you have special plans for open source projects, non-profits, groups of friends, and other non-commercial entities?

Yes! Zulip Cloud Standard is free for open source projects. We also offer steep discounts (usually 85%-100%) to many non-profits, educational institutions, groups of friends, and in other scenarios where most of the users are not fulltime employees of the customer. Generally, only closed organizations that also pay their members’ salaries pay full price. Just contact and we’d be happy to discuss your situation!

You may also be interested in Zulip for open source projects or Zulip for working groups and other part-time communities.

Does Zulip scale to a large number of users?

Yes! Some of our biggest fans have hundreds or thousands of users, including Fortune 500 companies like Akamai, and open source communities like The Recurse Center. If you’d like to see a large Zulip in action, the Zulip community server has thousands of accounts and hundreds of weekly active users, and is run on a single machine with 8GB of RAM.

Can I pay by credit card and/or invoice?

You can always use a credit card to pay, and we can bill by invoice for amounts over $1000.

Can I start on Zulip Cloud and later move to On-Premise?

Yes! Our high quality export and import tools (cloud, on-premise) ensure you can always move from our hosting to yours (and back). If you’d like to do a migration, email and we’ll get you started!

How are guest users billed?

Guests cannot see or join streams they are not invited to. Guests subscribed to more than 1 stream are billed like regular users. Guests subscribed to a single stream are generally free, unless you have more than 5 times as many single-stream guests as paying users. More details are available here.

How does the free plan message limit work?

Only the most recent 10,000 messages can be viewed and searched with Zulip Free. Older messages are still stored and will become available again should the organization purchase a paid plan or get Zulip Cloud Standard free because they are an open source project or similar organization.

Who can I contact if I have further questions?

Stop by the Zulip community server to see Zulip in action and chat with the developers, tweet @zulip, or shoot us an email at!


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