I know i am a bit slow to react on these price hikes (only just noticed as i was working on a lengthy project)....But i can't believe the price hikes at the lower end, it's outrageous?!!
Don't get me wrong, i'm not ranting because Webflow have backed me into a corner; i will just simply export my code from now on (as i used to). I am ranting because, even for their sake it just doesn't make sense!
$15 a month for basic hosting? Now even at $5 p/m i was pushed to use Webflow's hosting as you can get it for more than half that price (considering we are talking basic hosting). But for two reasons i stuck with Webflow hosting.
1. Ease of use: saves me having to export then upload (not a big job anyways). Also saves me from re-directing the forms and applying just one script (also not a major job).
2. Genuine LOYALTY: along with ease of use, i actually took some satisfaction knowing that my money is going to Webflow, rather than a huge number of web hosts already out there; because i, like many of you appreciate what the Webflow web-tool, community and service offers us.
So with no other benefits to me (other than stated in reason #1), i can't see why anyone in their right mind would pay the $15.
As some others have voiced: this is very concerning about the future of Webflow. Who remembers the bold price increase to basic hosting when CMS came out? Webflow saved themselves and soon changed it back...
But now it's happening again, this has me looking elsewhere. I've seen a Webflow staff saying the prices have been considered for months, with surveys and the competition's prices taken into account - Really? Take Wordpress for instance; i can cover the basic hosting and have a well known CMS ready to handover to the client for half the price of Webflow's new basic hosting price!
To Webflow staff: As you justify the price hike, it looks as though you won't revert back to the old prices (unlike with the release of CMS)....but you would really be wise to.
A loyal user for a couple of years on multiple accounts, corporate, freelance and personal.
P.s before anyone states the discounted prices....That doesn't help me in 5 months time!