Editions and Upgrading

KUSANAGI Editions

You can choose from three different KUSANAGI editions, according to your intended application and scale.

The three KUSANAGI editions

Free EditionBusiness EditionPremium Edition
A personal use edition for those looking for an easy way to try out KUSANAGI. All of the standard KUSANAGI features are available.A paid KUSANAGI edition intended for business use. Recommended for corporate and education web sites where stability and reliability are a priority. Features in this edition include WordPress operation guarantee and Shibboleth authentication for single sign-on.The premier paid edition of KUSANAGI for business. Recommended for large-scale media sites, corporate sites and educational sites. In addition to all of KUSANAGI’s available features, this edition also includes WEXAL® Page Speed Technology, a speed-tuning engine that boosts page loading speed through multitier optimization, as well as Shibboleth authentication, and other features.

Free Edition
A personal use edition for those looking for an easy way to try out KUSANAGI. All of the standard KUSANAGI features are available.
Business Edition
A paid KUSANAGI edition intended for business use. Recommended for corporate and education web sites where stability and reliability are a priority. Features in this edition include WordPress operation guarantee and Shibboleth authentication for single sign-on.
Premium Edition
The premier paid edition of KUSANAGI for business. Recommended for large-scale media sites, corporate sites and educational sites. In addition to all of KUSANAGI’s available features, this edition also includes WEXAL® Page Speed Technology, a speed-tuning engine that boosts page loading speed through multitier optimization, as well as Shibboleth authentication, and other features.

KUSANAGI features and applicable edition

FeatureKUSANAGI editions
Free EditionBusiness EditionPremium Edition
KUSANAGI standard features
Updates to all modules from the repository until CentOS7 EOLx
Operation guarantee for the newest WordPress 5.x versionsx
Shibboleth Authentication SP Module(nginx、Apache)x
WEXAL® Page Speed Technologyxx
KUSANAGI standard features
Free Edition
Business Edition
Premium Edition
Updates to all modules from the repository until CentOS7 EOL
Free Edition
Business Edition
Premium Edition
Operation guarantee for the newest WordPress 5.x versions
Free Edition×
Business Edition
Premium Edition
Shibboleth Authentication SP Module(nginx、Apache)
Free Edition×
Business Edition
Premium Edition
WEXAL® Page Speed Technology
Free Edition×
Business Edition×
Premium Edition

Upgrading KUSANAGI

Upgrading an existing KUSANAGI deployment to a higher edition and acquiring a developer or personal license can be done from the KUSANAGI Marketplace.

KUSANAGI editions and licenses

1.KUSANAGI Standard License (paid)

Editions available for upgradeAvailable environments
Business EditionPremium EditionProduction environmentDevelopment/testing environment
License details

The KUSANAGI Standard License is a business-use license. For each license, a production and development/testing environment can be used for each instance up to the selected number of CPU cores.

The environment that this license is used for does not send a license-identifier HTTP header.

[Target] Businesses already using KUSANAGI

[Acquiring this license] Choose the desired number of CPU cores and KUSANAGI edition from the KUSANAGI Marketplace.

Editions available for upgrade
Business Edition
Premium Edition
Available environments
Production environment
Development/testing environment

【License details】

The KUSANAGI Standard License is a business-use license. For each license, a production and development/testing environment can be used for each instance up to the selected number of CPU cores.

The environment that this license is used for does not send a license-identifier HTTP header.

[Target] Businesses already using KUSANAGI

[Acquiring this license] Choose the desired number of CPU cores and KUSANAGI edition from the KUSANAGI Marketplace.

2.KUSANAGI Developer License

Editions available for upgradeAvailable environments
Business EditionPremium EditionProduction environmentDevelopment/testing environment
xx
License details

The KUSANAGI Developer License is a business-oriented license for the Premium Edition development and testing environment (not the production environment). You can use this license if you are already using (or planning to use) the Premium Edition for production.

*If the edition that you are using or planning to use for production is different, this license cannot be used in combination

*The environment used with this license will send a license-identifier HTTP header (this will not effect system operation).

[Target] For those using or planning to use KUSANAGI Premium Edition

[Acquiring this license] Choose the Premium Edition from the KUSANAGI Developer License on the KUSANAGI Marketplace.

Editions available for upgrade
Business Editionx
Premium Edition
Available environments
Production environmentx
Development/testing environment

【License details】

The KUSANAGI Developer License is a business-oriented license for the Premium Edition development and testing environment (not the production environment). You can use this license if you are already using (or planning to use) the Premium Edition for production.

*If the edition that you are using or planning to use for production is different, this license cannot be used in combination

*The environment used with this license will send a license-identifier HTTP header (this will not effect system operation).

[Target] For those using or planning to use KUSANAGI Premium Edition

[Acquiring this license] Choose the Premium Edition from the KUSANAGI Developer License on the KUSANAGI Marketplace.

3.KUSANAGI Personal License (free)

Editions available for upgradeAvailable environments
Business EditionPremium EditionProduction environmentDevelopment/testing environment
License details

The KUSANAGI Personal License is a personal-use license for the Business or Premium Edition production, development and testing environment.

*Not for businesses (please use the KUSANAGI Standard License).

*The environment under this license will send a license-identifier HTTP header (this will not effect system operation).

[Target] For those already running KUSANAGI for personal use

[Acquiring this license] Choose one of the editions from the KUSANAGI Personal License on the KUSANAGI Marketplace.

Editions available for upgrade
Business Edition
Premium Edition
Available environments
Production environment
Development/testing environment

【License details】

The KUSANAGI Personal License is a personal-use license for the Business or Premium Edition production, development and testing environment.

*Not for businesses (please use the KUSANAGI Standard License).

*The environment under this license will send a license-identifier HTTP header (this will not effect system operation).

[Target] For those already running KUSANAGI for personal use

[Acquiring this license] Choose one of the editions from the KUSANAGI Personal License on the KUSANAGI Marketplace.

KUSANAGI type and upgradability

Below is a list of KUSANAGI editions per platform, and whether or each edition can be upgraded

*For more information on upgrading KUSANAGI and licenses, please check “KUSANAGI Edition and Licenses

KUSANAGIKUSANAGI typeupgradability
KUSANAGI for Microsoft AzureFree EditionYes ->KUSANAGI Marketplace
KUSANAGI for Microsoft Azure Business EditionBusiness EditionYes ->KUSANAGI Marketplace
KUSANAGI for Microsoft Azure Premium EditionPremium EditionYes (Can use the Developer License) ->KUSANAGI Marketplace
KUSANAGI for AWSFree EditionYes ->KUSANAGI Marketplace
KUSANAGI for AWS Business EditionBusiness EditionYes ->KUSANAGI Marketplace
KUSANAGI on Alibaba CloudFree EditionYes ->KUSANAGI Marketplace
KUSANAGI for GCPFree EditionYes ->KUSANAGI Marketplace
KUSANAGI for GCP_Business_EditionBusiness EditionYes ->KUSANAGI Marketplace
KUSANAGI for VagrantFree EditionYes ->KUSANAGI Marketplace
KUSANAGI for VMwareFree EditionYes ->KUSANAGI Marketplace
KUSANAGI for IBM Cloud(Bluemix)Free Edition×
KUSANAGI for EVAFree Edition×
KUSANAGI for S-PortFree Edition×
KUSANAGI for CLARA ONLINEFree Edition×
KUSANAGI for NIFCLOUDFree Edition×
KUSANAGI for IDCF CloudFree Edition×
KUSANAGI for Oracle CloudFree Edition×
KUSANAGI for Sakura VPSFree Edition×
KUSANAGI for ASPIREFree Edition×
KUSANAGI for CloudnFree Edition×
KUSANAGI for ConoHaFree Edition×
KUSANAGI for Sakura CloudFree Edition×
KUSANAGI for GMO Cloud ALTUSFree Edition×
KUSANAGI for EX-CLOUDFree Edition×
KUSANAGI for CloudGarageFree Edition×
KUSANAGI for CPIFree Edition×
KUSANAGI for Z.comFree Edition×
KUSANAGI for HyperCloudFree Edition×
KUSANAGI for TENTENFree Edition×
KUSANAGI for LINK BAREMETAL CLOUDFree Edition×
KUSANAGI Runs on DockerFree Edition×
KAGOYA JAPAN WordPress Dedicated Server-×
WordPress Optimization Server HAYABUSA-×