Five’s Pricing & Hosting

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Only pay when you deploy to the cloud.

Pay per application developer, not per application end-user

Pay for what you use on the cloud

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  • Develop and preview applications locally for free
  • Get access to all of Five’s application development features
  • Run applications locally free of charge


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  • Availability of different hosting options
  • Upgrade to a fully managed cloud database
  • Enterprise-grade application security and disaster recovery
  • Build, troubleshoot, and plan with dedicated support

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From US$62.50 per
developer / month

Develop Applications
OpenAI-assisted code review and Debugger
Create & Manage a MySQL Database & Its Tables
Import Or Export CSVs Into a Database
Form Builder
Write or Build SQL Queries Visually
Create Charts
Build Custom Dashboards
Build Custom Landing Pages
Add In-App Or Email Notifications
Create Time-Based Jobs
Event-Driven Programming
Add Documents To Applications
Create Custom Themes in Point-And-Click or CSS
Create Custom Display Types
Use Regular Expressions
Create multiple application instances
Full-Code Editor for JavaScript & TypeScript
Five Inspector (Debugger)
Dedicated testing environment
Deploy applications to the Five managed cloud
Configure your production resources (compute)
Choose from different database deployment options
Assign User Roles & Permissions
Developer Roles & Access Control
Support for Single Sign-On (SSO)
Custom URLs for public application access
Code Analyser
Code Search
Form Code
Audit Trail & Application Logs
User Community
Custom Support Packages

Pay-Per-Use Hosting Fees Explained

Five puts developers in charge of choosing the right cloud resources to run their end-user applications. Inside Five, developers have full control over all hosting fees. Developers only pay for what they consume.

How It Works

Once you have signed up for Five’s Developer plan, you get access to your own, cloud-hosted Five low-code development environment. Inside the development environment, developers can:

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Develop new applications, or import existing applications that were developed locally.

Deploy applications to a development, testing or production environment.

Select the underlying virtual machine for the production environment.

At the end of each month, Five invoices developers for the actual cloud consumption that results from their use of Five, and all end-user applications.

Learn more about Five’s deployment here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Five is a low-code development environment that helps software developers build and deploy custom online database applications faster. Developers can rapidly build release-ready software by using Five’s prebuilt features, such as a hosted SQL database, authentication or access control. And they can add full code to their application almost anywhere.

Sign up for a free download and start developing applications locally free of charge. First-time users best start by completing Five’s Quick Start Guide, or by joining Five’s user community.

Five lets developer build online database applications on a MySQL database. Applications built with Five are typically custom business applications for internal or external users.

To use Five effectively, it best to have a basic understanding of SQL and JavaScript. Five is not designed for use by citizen developers or business users. Software developers experienced in JavaScript, TypeScript and SQL can rapidly build and deploy powerful custom applications using Five.

Yes: you can check out our case studies right here. Five is a great tool for building custom online database applications.

We believe that configuring an application’s hosting should be done by those building the application. After all, only the application owner knows that infrastructure is best for their application. That’s why we give developers using Five the ability to (1) start & stop an application’s deployment at any time; (2) select the Virtual Machine for their production environment. This gives developers full control over the cost of running your application. We only charge developers for what their applications (and their development) consumes, plus a management fee.

Five follows best practices in software engineering, giving developers access to separate development, testing, and production environments for each application and application instance. The development environment lets developers preview changes that they have made to the application. The testing environment lets testers access the application for testing purposes. Production is where end-users access the application. The cost of deploying applications to development, testing and production is charged separately based on the actual infrastructure cost.

Applications built with Five run on AWS’ T3 EC2 instances.

These are low-cost burstable general purpose instances. T3 instances offer a balance of compute, memory, and network resources and are a very cost effective way to run a broad spectrum of general purpose workloads including large scale micro-services, small and medium databases, virtual desktops, and business-critical applications. T3 instances are also an affordable option to run your code repositories and development and test environments.

No. Production databases are independent and isolated from each other to ensure data security.

No, the infrastructure that your application is running on is managed by Five. Developers only need to select the right production environment for their application from inside of Five.

Five deploys containerized applications on AWS. Containers are orchestrated by Kubernetes. This means that:

  • you don’t need to worry about the deployment, upgrades, or maintenance of your application, and can focus on developing the application.
  • you don’t need to learn specific cloud skills or implement complex deployment technologies, such as Docker, Kubernetes or AWS. Five handles everything for you.
  • End-user applications are deployed with a single click to development, testing or production.

You only need to choose the right instance for your end-user application. The entire deployment process is automated by Five.

Applications built with Five store production data on AWS. All data stored in Five is encrypted at rest and at transition. Enterprise clients can further select AWS RDS to set up, operate and scale their MySQL database on the cloud.

You do. The basic rule is that you own your application and your application data. This includes the design of your application and the data that your users upload using the application (pursuant to your own agreement with them, of course). Five owns the intellectual property of its development environment. This is similar to Microsoft owning Microsoft Word, but not the books written with it.

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