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Sail vs Pressable

In this article you will learn about the key similarities and differences between Sail and Pressable, and how Sail can be a great alternative to Pressable.


Pressable is a managed WordPress hosting company owned and operated by Automattic, with solid infrastructure and great support. While their parent companyis very big on open-source, the Pressable platform itself is closed and proprietary.

Sail is a great alternative to Pressable at a fraction of the cost. It is completely open source and transparent, giving you the flexibility and freedom to host WordPress on your own terms. Visit Sail on GitHub to learn more.




Sail CLI

+ Premium

Easy-to-use dashboard
WP-CLI and SSH access
Integrated page caching
Free e-mail, webmail client
Unlimited installs/domains
Unlimited visits/pageviews
Custom configs for PHP, Nginx, MariaDB
Custom PHP modules support
Git push-to-deploy
Built-in performance profiling
Health & uptime monitoring
Image compression, WebP
Automatic daily backups
On-demand backups
Multisite support


Pressable pricing starts at $19/mo for 1 WordPress site, 5 GB of storage, and 10,000 visits per month.

For $18/mo, with Sail on DigitalOcean you could run a server with a dual-core premium Intel or AMD CPU, 2 GB of RAM, 60 GB of NVMe SSD storage and 3 TB of pooled bandwidth. Unlimited number of visits and sites/domains.

Sail Premium pricing starts at $9/mo per server (unlimited sites/domains).



Sail + DigitalOcean

1 site, 5,000 visits, 5 GB storage $19 $5
3 sites, 50,000 visits, 20 GB storage $45 $5
20 sites, 400,000 visits, 50 GB storage $155 $10
Additional storage, per GB Undisclosed $0.10

Bandwidth Pooling

DigitalOcean allows bandwidth pooling, which means if you provisioned two servers with 1TB of bandwidth each, your total allowed monthly bandwidth is 2TB, regardless of which server is actually consuming it. Excess data transfer is billed at $0.01 per GB.

With Pressable you may incurr additional overage fees for excess monthly visitors.

Free Trial

Pressable provides a 30 day money-back guarantee on all shared hosting plans.

Sail Premium offers a 60-day money back guarantee. DigitalOcean provides a 60-day trial with up to $100 in credits. This is the equivalent of running a 4-core premium AMD/Intel CPUs with 8GB of RAM, 160 GB NVMe SSD and 5 TB of bandwidth for two months.

Backup retention

Pressable's backup retention policy is 30 days.

Sail Premium has a 60-day retention policy, regardless of the server size or disk usage. On-demand backups are available both with the free version of Sail (full local backups) and Sail Premium (remote backups).


Pressable provides chat, ticket and Slack support.

Sail provides product support via our Slack community. Paid WordPress support options are available through vetted Sail partners starting from $49/mo.

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