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Sawtooth Software's Hosting service makes it easy to post your Lighthouse Studio surveys on the Internet. We provide a tested hosting environment coupled with strong technical support to help you post your survey online.

Our hosting service provides the following benefits:

  • Get your project up and running within minutes. It is fast and easy.
  • Make updates to your survey instantly with Lighthouse Studio's Auto Upload.
  • Backups of your data are done several times a day.

Standard hosting is FREE if you have an annual subscription to one of our suites, individual components, or academic licenses. Free survey hosting covers per respondent and standard monthly hosting fees. Please contact us if you plan on collecting more than 50,000 completes over a one-month period (additional fees may apply). Other hosting services, such as custom domains or special configurations, may incur additional fees.

If you do not have an annual subscription to Lighthouse Studio 9 or later, but own a legacy license to an older version of SSI Web, you do not qualify for free hosting. To estimate hosting fees, please see our legacy hosting charge estimator.

We also offer a premium level of survey hosting where we set up a custom web server with just your survey on it in order to handle very large amounts of concurrent traffic. These servers are billed on a monthly basis for as long as you need them. The costs range from $250-$600 per month, depending on how much resources you will need for your survey. Send an e-mail in to our server engineering team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss your specific needs to ensure you won't overpay or under-prepare for your data collection needs. Migrating a live survey to a dedicated server requires downtime and will change the URL of the survey, so it is best to reach out early to make sure everything is in place before data collection begins.