General Use

ZeroTier’s software is open source and free to use. It’s licensed under the GNU GPL (v3). You can use it for personal, academic, or business use as long as you do not incorporate it into a closed-source derivative product. For that you’ll need a commercial license (see below).

Also note that no account with us is required to use ZeroTier. An account is only needed if you want to use our SaaS network controller hosting system.

Network Controller Hosting

If you don’t want to hassle with running your own network controllers, we provide a hosted controller option at You can create and manage networks with our proprietary ZeroTier Central web UI and API and let us take care of keeping your controllers running.

Right now requires a monthly subscription for more than 100 devices. We will soon be changing our pricing model to a simpler and more modern pay-by-usage system similar to those used by Amazon, Google, and other major cloud providers. We’ll let you know by e-mail when that’s about to happen (if you have a account).

Commercial Licensing

A commercial license is required if you want to:

  • Incorporate ZeroTier software into a proprietary closed-source product or device (like a closed source network router, SD-WAN box, etc.).
  • Embed ZeroTier in a commercial application to provide remote access, technical support, or peer to peer networking capabilities.
  • Create a non-GPL derivative work that directly incorporates ZeroTier source code.

Please contact us by e-mail or use the ticket system bubble in the bottom right of this screen for commercial license pricing.

Enterprise Support and Consulting

Enterprise support and consulting are also available, though since we’re a small company we must be selective. Please contact us to start a discussion.