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Choose your n8n#

This section contains information on n8n's range of platforms, pricing plans, and licenses.


There are different ways to set up n8n depending on how you intend to use it:

  • n8n Cloud: hosted solution, no need to install anything.
  • Self-host: recommended method for production or customized use cases.
  • Embed: n8n Embed allows you to white label n8n and build it into your own product. Contact n8n on the Embed website for pricing and support.

Self-hosting knowledge prerequisites

Self-hosting n8n requires technical knowledge, including:

  • Setting up and configuring servers and containers
  • Managing application resources and scaling
  • Securing servers and applications
  • Configuring n8n

n8n recommends self-hosting for expert users. Mistakes can lead to data loss, security issues, and downtime. If you aren't experienced at managing servers, n8n recommends n8n Cloud.


n8n is fair-code licensed under the Sustainable Use License and n8n Enterprise License.

For a detailed explanation of the license, refer to Faircode license.

Free versions#

n8n offers the following free options:

  • A free trial of Cloud
  • A free self-hosted community edition for self-hosted users

n8n has two paid versions:

  • n8n Cloud: choose from a range of paid plans to suit your usage and feature needs.
  • Self-hosted: there are both free and paid versions of self-hosted.

For details of the Cloud plans and contact details for Enterprise Self-hosted, refer to Pricing on the n8n website.