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GTmetrix PRO Plans Explained

May 15, 2024 – Updated images and content to reflect design update.
Dec 01, 2023 – Introduced the new Micro plan and updated prices on other PRO plans.
Jan 31, 2022 – Updated images to reflect new pricing.
May 03, 2021 – Added Custom plan details and API v2.0 details.

GTmetrix offers various PRO plans to cater to a wide variety of users – Read on to learn more!



We launched a new version of GTmetrix (powered by Lighthouse) in November 2020. Along with the Lighthouse update, we also revamped our PRO plans to appeal to a broader set of users.

Based on user survey feedback and usage analysis, GTmetrix offers 7 PRO plans in total, categorized into 2 categories, to suit the modern web performance needs and budgets of our users.

In this article, we discuss the different plan tiers available on GTmetrix and how they differ from Legacy Plans.



Why did we update our plans?

GTmetrix introduced PRO plans back in 2012 to enable users to take advantage of advanced testing options, Hourly/Remote Monitoring, and more API Credits. As the number of GTmetrix users and tests grew significantly during this period, so did our hardware utilization and overhead costs.
In 2012, GTmetrix tested an average of roughly 7,300 URLs per day:

Way back in 2012, GTmetrix tested an average of roughly 7,300 URLs per day.

These days, GTmetrix tests, on average, over 430,000 URLs per day:
Today, GTmetrix tests an average of over 430,000 tests a day – and continues to grow rapidly!

While our test numbers and feature set grew, we didn’t really change our pricing over the years. We tried to keep it simple with our Legacy Plans, which were structured to offer more value to users, as pricing was simply scaled up in accordance with volume of monitoring and API Credits.
GTmetrix Legacy Plans scaled up pricing along with monitoring and API Credits, regardless of how much you used either.

However, this approach doesn’t completely reflect the needs of our user base today as some users are heavily focused on URL monitoring while others are heavily focused on API integration.

This made us realize that there was a large gap between our plans, and they didn’t always suit our users’ budgets and needs.

The final reason for our plan revamp is our move to Lighthouse, which requires greater CPU/memory/storage resources, as well as, adding more servers, further increasing our operational costs.



Current GTmetrix Plans

In general, the usage limits and features of our plans are in line with the current resource usage and our users’ typical usage patterns.
Key plan details include:

  • All GTmetrix Reports are automatically “saved”
    • Reports are retained for a period of time, based on the plan level of your account.

  • On-Demand Test limits
    • An On-Demand Test is a manual test run from your Dashboard or a Re-Test of a report.
    • We’ve set soft limits on the number of On-Demand Tests that can be run in a 30 day period before additional tests are rate limited.
  • Remote Location Testing
    • All plans (excluding Guest testing) offer access to testing in various global locations.

GTmetrix offers a Basic/Free plan and 7 PRO Plans in total.



Basic/Free Usage

Get a feel for GTmetrix with our Basic/Free account.

You’ll get access to Lighthouse reports – and can get a good feel for GTmetrix testing with our multiple Analysis Options and monitoring (1 Monitored Slot on a Daily frequency).

Basic users will get 5 tests per month for 6 months, and all reports will be retained for 1 week from the date of generation.

Basic plans also offer Remote Location Testing (in our 7 free global test regions), various Analysis Options, Summary-only PDF report downloads, and Alerts for monitored URLs.



PRO plans

Our PRO plans are split into 2 categories – Individual and Business.
Starting with the global PRO features, PRO plan users (including Legacy PRO) have access to the following:

  • Higher queue priority depending on plan-level
    Users on Individual plans will have a higher queue priority than Basic users, allowing them to have their tests start faster. Those on our Business plans will have even higher priority in our test queue.
  • Mobile Testing
    PRO users have access to our Mobile Testing suite, which includes 40+ simulated mobile devices and variants as well as our real-Android hardware device (limited to manual tests in Vancouver, Canada only).
  • Global Monitoring
    PRO users can monitor their page from 7 global Test Locations (or 15 additional Premium Test Locations on select non-Legacy PRO plans).
  • Full PDF Reports
    PRO users have access to Full PDF reports with expanded metric and audit details.
  • PRO Analysis Options
    Advanced Analysis Options like changing Screen Resolutions, changing Device Pixel Ratio, overriding DNS, and defining custom User Agents will be unlocked for PRO users.


Individual Plans

The Individual plans are suitable for users like developers and consultants who are primarily looking to optimize performance for their own websites, as well as, freelancers looking to optimize websites for their clients.

There are 4 plans in this category: Micro, Solo, Starter, and Growth.

The Individual plans are suitable for freelancers, developers, consultants, and those monitoring one or a few websites.


Our new entry-level plan, the Micro was created to provide an affordable pathway for users with lighter web performance needs.


Business Plans

The Business plans are suitable for web performance-oriented teams in small and medium businesses, as well as, large enterprises looking to optimize hundreds of websites.

There are 3 plans in this category: Champion, Team, and Enterprise.

The Business plans are well suited for performance-oriented teams in small/medium businesses and large enterprises monitoring multiple web properties.


Specific to Business plans
PRO users on our Business plans receive additional benefits, including:

  • Highest priority in the test queue
    Have your tests started faster than all other users on the GTmetrix platform.
  • Team Logins
    Share your GTmetrix PRO account with other members of your team.

    With Team Logins, you can add members to your team, assign roles to them for tiered access, and configure monitored alerts to be sent to different team members. Each member can login to their own account yet have access to the shared PRO Dashboard.

  • GTmetrix Product Support
    Contact a GTmetrix representative for help on GTmetrix usage, bulk URL upload requests, changing URLs, API integration support, and general web performance tips.
    Enterprise plan users get a one-hour Performance Consultation per year, where we can walk you through GTmetrix Reports and offer advice.
  • White-labelled PDF reports
    This feature gives you the ability to brand GTmetrix PDF reports with your own company logo and company description. This is a standard feature on Team and Enterprise plans, and is an add-on option for Growth, Champion, and Custom plans.


Custom plans

Custom plans are also available for those who have a specific set of needs in terms of GTmetrix features.

Create your own Custom GTmetrix PRO plan.

You can create your own plan to suit your needs and workflow with our Custom plan creator tool.

Select and adjust features like:

  • Number of Monitored Slots
  • Number of Monthly On-Demand Tests
  • Number of Daily API Credits
  • Number of Additional Team Seats
  • Data retention period
  • Hourly monitoring (Yes/No)
  • White-labelled PDF (Yes/No)
  • Billing period (Monthly, Quarterly, Yearly)

We also offer discounts on terms longer than a Monthly plan.

If you need something outside of our pre-set plans, check out our Custom plans.

All of our plan details are on our Pricing page.



What will happen to Legacy PRO Plans?

If you’re currently on a Legacy Bronze, Silver, Gold or Custom plan, don’t worry! There’s no obligation to immediately switch to the new plans.

All Legacy PRO Plans will be retained for current PRO users for a period of time.

That means there will be no change in Pricing, Monitored Slots, or API Credits, on your current plan.

There will be some differences for all Legacy PRO Plans, which include:

  • 12 month Data Retention for Bronze, Silver, and Gold plans
    • The aforementioned plans will have their reports retained for 12 months from their generation date.
    • Legacy Custom plans will have the same retention period originally configured (or 12 months for plans created before May 2021).
  • Monthly On-Demand Test limits
    • Bronze/Silver/Gold plans will have On-Demand Test limits of 600/2000/6000 respectively.
    • On-Demand Test limits for Custom plans will correlate with plan cost per month.
  • Premium Test Locations not available for select plans
    • Due to the operational costs with Lighthouse testing, Premium Test locations will not be available for Legacy PRO plans (Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Custom plans created prior to May 2021).
    • Legacy PRO plans (created prior to May 2021) will only have access to our 7 free global Test Locations.

While Legacy PRO Plans will remain active and supported for the time being, we do encourage you to consider switching to one of our new plans if you are a Legacy PRO plan user.

Upgrade offer for Legacy PRO users

We will be offering special discounts to Legacy PRO users who are interested in moving to a new plan.

If you’re on a Legacy PRO plan and wish to upgrade to a new plan reach out to us for a special promo offer!



For API users

API v0.1

API v0.1 provides Legacy Report data (PageSpeed/YSlow metrics) as well as a screenshot, browser timings and HAR data.

Users who utilize our API v0.1 (i.e., PageSpeed and YSlow-based reports) won’t have to worry about updating their integrations and applications. We’re keeping our Legacy API v0.1 online for the foreseeable future to service those who still rely on generating GTmetrix Legacy Reports with it.

Learn more about our API v0.1 here.

API v2.0

API v2.0 provides Lighthouse data (Web Vitals) in addition to a screenshot, browser timings and HAR data.

Learn more about our API v2.0 here.




GTmetrix offers a broad set of PRO plans that are tailored to suit a wide set of users, both, individuals and businesses; based on our understanding of typical usage patterns, feature requests, and user budgets.

Our Legacy PRO Plans will also continue to be active for our current PRO users for the time being.

While we will always endeavour to support you regardless of whatever PRO plan you are on, we do encourage you to consider switching to a new PRO plan if you are on a Legacy PRO plan as it may be beneficial to your workflow.



Upgrade to our new PRO plans today!

Get More On-Demand Tests, Monitored Slots, and Advanced Analysis Options, with a GTmetrix PRO plan.

Get $20 towards a new PRO plan with coupon code:


Other features include:
Priority access for tests, Mobile Testing, Hourly Monitoring (select plans only), Remote Location Monitoring (including Premium Locations), and much more!



Upgrade to PRO today

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