What is LimeSurvey?

LimeSurvey is a free and open-source online survey application used to create a wide range of high-quality online surveys and questionnaires. The web server-based software gives users the ability to develop and publish online surveys and collect responses without doing any programming. 

With LimeSurvey, you can learn more about people, their interests and opinions, as well as the reasons behind their decisions. The versatile tool allows users to ask 28 different types of questions and is available in more than 80 languages. 

The software is open-source and completely free to use, averaging around 10,000 monthly downloads. It was written in PHP based on a MySQL, PostgreSQL, or MSSQL database, and distributed under the GNU General Public License. 

LimeSurvey offers solutions for customer surveys, market researchers, universities, and students. 

In addition to its free plans, LimeSurvey also offers premium versions of the software. The paid versions include things like more responses, storage, access, and features making them a good choice for companies or universities who want to use the software on a larger scale. 

We will explore the different plans and what they include below. 

LimeSurvey Plans and Pricing

LimeSurvey offers four different plans: Free, Basic, Expert, and Enterprise. There are also custom Corporate plans that can be tailored to fit even the largest organizations. 

Free: $0/month (always free)

  • SSL encryption 
  • 25 responses/month
  • 10 MB upload storage
  • 30+ question types
  • 80+ languages
  • Panel integration
  • Question editor
  • Skip logic and branching
  • Piping and micro-tailoring
  • Survey management
  • GDPR compliance
  • Custom survey design
  • Data export Excel, CSV, R, Stata, SPSS, Word, & PDF
  • API access

Basic: $34/month (billed monthly)

The Basic plan comes with everything in Free, plus:

  • 1,000 responses/month
  •  250 MB upload storage
  •  White-label end page
  •  Email support

Expert: $29/month ($348 billed annually)

The Expert plan comes with everything in Free, plus:

  • 10,000 responses/year
  •  1 GB upload storage
  •  White-label end page
  •  White-label domain
  •  Email support
  •  Remove LimeSurvey branding
  •  1 alias domain

Enterprise: $74/month ($888 billed annually)

The Enterprise plan comes with everything in Free, plus:

  • 100,000 responses/year
  •  3 GB upload storage
  •  White-label end page
  •  White-label domain
  •  Priority email support
  •  Remove LimeSurvey branding
  •  2 alias domains

If the price of any plan is a deterrent, it’s worth noting that LimeSurvey also offers discounts for teachers, students, and non-profits. 

In our next article, we will walk you through how to create your free LimeSurvey account.

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