Add-Ons

Kinsta offers a number of add-ons to help you get the most out of your WordPress site. You can view and manage all of your add-ons from within MyKinsta > WordPress sites > sitename > Add-ons.

View and manage your add-ons from your site's Add-ons page in MyKinsta.
View and manage your add-ons from your site’s Add-ons page in MyKinsta.

Disk space add-on

Some WordPress sites, by necessity, are a bit “heavy,” meaning they contain a lot of large files. In some industries, photography, for example, you may need to host high-resolution photos. While you can offload these to a file storage service like Google Cloud or Amazon S3, this isn’t always easy or convenient.

Another common pain point we see for agencies and developers is that you may only have one or two clients that need most of your plan’s disk space.

All hosting plans at Kinsta include a set amount of SSD disk space, you can check your total disk space usage on the Resource usage chart on the Dashboard in MyKinsta. If you exceed your plan’s disk space allocation, we charge an overage fee. With our disk space add-on, you can increase your hosting plan’s storage space without upgrading your plan or incurring overage fees.

To add the disk space add-on, within Add-ons, under Disk space, click Add to plan. The disk space add-on can be purchased in 20 GB increments at $20/month per hosting plan. You can purchase as many of these add-ons as you want. Choose how much additional disk space you would like to add, and click Add to plan.

Disk space add-on quantity.
Disk space add-on quantity.

For example, if you’re on the Business 1 plan at $115/month and purchase one disk space add-on, your monthly bill would be $135/month. The plan already comes with 30 GB, so you would then have a total of 50 GB of available disk space. If you purchase two add-ons, your bill would be $155/month, with a total of 70 GB of available disk space.

Disk space add-ons are automatically prorated, and the subscription will appear on your next billing cycle.

Modify or remove the Disk space add-on

To modify the disk space add-on, navigate to WordPress sites > sitename > Add-ons, and under the Disk space section, click Change. You can then modify the number of add-ons or remove the add-on altogether.

Remove the disk space add-on from your plan.
Remove the disk space add-on from your plan.

Any actions related to adding, removing, or changing the disk space add-on are recorded in the MyKinsta Activity Log.

Premium staging environments add-on

If you want to add additional staging environments, need a staging environment that more closely matches your live environment, or need to do resource-intensive site testing or development, you can purchase a Premium Staging Environment add-on.

You can add up to five Premium Staging Environments to each WordPress site. While a Standard Staging Environment will still work for most testing, using a Premium Staging Environment is ideal for resource-intensive site testing or development.

Each Premium Staging Environment has 12 CPUs, 8 GB of Memory, and the same number of PHP Workers you have for your live site (based on your plan). You can also turn on Kinsta CDN for a Premium Staging Environment. With a testing environment that closely matches your live environment, you can also perform website speed tests on your test site.

The Premium Staging Environment add-on can be purchased for $20/month per site (prorated). You can purchase up to 5 premium staging add-ons per site. Each Premium Staging Environment add-on is automatically prorated, and the subscription will appear on your next billing cycle. Including the free Standard Staging Environment, this allows you to have a total of 6 environments for testing and development that are completely separate from your live site.

To add a premium staging environment, within Add-ons, under Premium Staging Environments, click Create new environment and follow the steps to Create WordPress Standard or Premium Staging Environment.

Remove the Premium staging environments add-on

To remove a premium staging environment add-on, you must delete the staging environment. You will only be billed for the time the staging environment is active; when you delete it, this cancels the add-on and stops additional billing.

PHP memory limit add-on

Kinsta’s default memory limit is 256MB for Starter, Pro, and Business plans, which is more than enough for most WordPress plugins and sites. Enterprise and Agency plans have a memory limit of 512MB. There is no overage for the PHP memory limit; however, if you want to increase a site’s PHP memory limit, you can purchase a PHP memory limit add-on.

The PHP memory limit add-on increases the memory limit for Starter, Pro, and Business plans from 256MB to 512MB at a cost of $50 per site per month.

To purchase this add-on, click Change on the Add-ons page under PHP memory. This opens a modal with the pricing and information about what happens next. To go ahead with the add-on, click Open chat; this opens a new chat with our Account Management team, who will set up the add-on for you.

PHP memory add-on pricing information.
PHP memory add-on pricing information.

Remove the PHP memory limit add-on

To remove this add-on, within the Add-ons page, under PHP memory, click Change > Open chat. This opens up a new chat with our Account Management team, who will remove the add-on for you. You will only be billed for the time the PHP add-on is active.

Reverse proxy add-on

When you use a reverse proxy, you can serve multiple sites or applications from a single domain regardless of where they are hosted. Using a reverse proxy also keeps the sites separate so they don’t share the same resources.

Reverse proxies can be complex to install, configure, and support; if your main site and subsite (proxied site) are hosted on Kinsta, you can purchase the Reverse proxy add-on for $50 per month per site, and the Kinsta support team will set up the reverse proxy for you. 

To purchase this add-on, click Change on the Add-ons page under Reverse proxy. This opens a modal with the pricing and information about what happens next. To go ahead with the add-on, click Open chat; this opens up a new chat with our Support team, who will set up the add-on for you.

Reverse proxy add-on pricing information.
Reverse proxy add-on pricing information.

Remove the Reverse proxy add-on

To remove this add-on, within the Add-ons page, under Reverse proxy, click Change > Open chat. This opens up a new chat with our support team, who will remove the add-on for you. You will only be billed for the time the Reverse proxy add-on is active.

Redis caching add-on

Redis caching stores values generated by WordPress’ native object cache in a persistent manner so that cached objects can be reused between page loads. This can reduce the load on your site’s database, decrease response time, and increase the site’s ability to handle additional traffic. Redis caching is available within MyKinsta as an add-on for your site at $100 per month per site. 

To purchase this add-on, click Change on the Add-ons page under Redis caching. This opens a modal with the pricing and information about what happens next. To go ahead with the add-on, click Open chat; this opens up a new chat with our Support team, who will set up the add-on for you.

Redis caching add-on pricing information.
Redis caching add-on pricing information.

Remove the Redis caching add-on

To remove this add-on, within the Add-ons page, under Redis caching, click Change > Open chat. This opens up a new chat with our support team, who will remove the add-on for you. You will only be billed for the time the Redis caching add-on is active.

Hourly backups add-on

If your site changes frequently and you need additional restore points, you can purchase the Hourly backups add-on, which gives you 2 options:

  • 6-hour backups at $20 per month per site; a backup is created every 6 hours and is available for 24 hours.
  • Hourly backups at $100 per month per site; a backup is created every hour and is available for 24 hours.

To add the Hourly backups add-on, within the Add-ons page, under Hourly backups, click Enable and follow the steps to Enable Hourly Backups.

Change or remove the Hourly backups add-on

You can upgrade or downgrade the frequency of the backups or cancel the add-on within WordPress sites > sitename > Backups > Hourly. To change the frequency, click Change plan, or to cancel the add-on, click Disable.

If you disable the add-on, backups that are currently available will be deleted. You will only be billed for the time the Hourly backups add-on is active. 

External backups add-on

If you want to back up your WordPress site to Google Cloud Storage or Amazon S3, you can purchase the External backups add-on. External backups can be configured for either weekly or monthly frequency, and you can choose between backing up your files, WordPress database, or both. The external backups add-on costs $2 per month per backup plus $1 per GB per month for bandwidth. For example, if you have one site that you back up monthly, that uses 10 GB of external bandwidth, this would cost $12 per month.

To add the External backups add-on, within the Add-ons page, under External backups, click Enable and follow the steps for either External Backups Add-On with Google Cloud Storage or External Backups Add-on With Amazon S3.

Remove the external backups add-on

To remove (and stop) the external backups add-on, go to WordPress Sites > sitename > Backups > External > Disable. To confirm the removal of the external backups add-on, click Remove backups.

This removes access to the backups from MyKinsta; it does not remove the backups from your Google Cloud or Amazon S3 storage. You will only be billed for the time the External backups add-on is active. 

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