So SmugMug has changed their pricing.
I have two reactions to this - the first, well - ok - it's their service, the second - maybe it is time to look at other options.
Also, the risk for SmugMug is interesting - and probably no risk for them at all.
If in fact they are incurring increasing storage and bandwidth costs then a 100% price hike, even if there is a loss of 50% of their user base, would keep them at the same revenue stream. And servers and bandwidth costs would be possibly cut in 1/2 also. So they can't lose.
Less users, increased price, same revenue, server side gets scrubbed and purged, and bandwidth side demand decreases substantially. Done.
On to the others -- Well -- I only use SmugMug for client proofing, on the business side. I would assume that ZenFolio could easily handle this - but I'm so embedded with SmugMug, such, that the savings may not be worth the hassle.
And I really like the look of the SmugMug - so this is to be determined.
So - this price increase is a surprise, I'm hoping there is some increased development, and I hope the "uptime" improves, where the hosting seems to be getting slower… slooooower… slooooooower.