You Don’t Want, or Need, to be a Server Admin
You just want your website to work and be available for your visitors, customers, employees—everyone. Life is far too short for you to need to know how to configure and manage servers.
As a website owner, with MODX Cloud you will:
- Easily manage all your sites using an elegant dashboard
- Get 7 day rolling of backups for every site
- Be able to restore your site with a single click
- Save money and keep safe with 1-click upgrades
- Stay focused on your business and your site, not on hosting
Are you MODX developer or designer not just looking for hosting? Read on. You won’t believe what you can do with MODX Cloud.
“MODX Cloud is the best. With fantastic support and plenty of room for flexibility, I can worry about my company and clients' work and not our hosting.”
Powerful Tools for MODX Site Builders
MODX Cloud is great hosting for live projects but why not start, develop and launch, all on the same platform?
If you’re a MODX developer or designer, you can:
- Save hours—or weeks—by reusing site Snapshots.
- Ditch your local development and staging environments
- Safely test upgrades or changes before pushing to production
- Get help from team members or contractors on site projects
- Forget about maintaining and debugging servers
- Have full SSH access and available Sass and Compass
- Of course, build, manage, and host your own sites.
“We finally fired our traditional web host. For years, we burned countless hours maintaining not only numerous MODX sites but constantly attempting to maintain the host server instead of focusing on what we do best: design and code.
Moving to MODX Cloud gives us what we need: a dashboard to keep our deployed sites on the most recent version, a simple process for backing up and recovering, the ability to create starter Snapshots to bootstrap development in minutes, and a lean dev-to-deploy process between our cloud and our clients’.”
It’s Still Fast, Easy Hosting for Normal Humans
First and foremost, MODX Cloud is built for hosting MODX websites. So, don’t be scared by all this talk of power tools and advanced development features. It is built for you.
The MODX Cloud Dashboard guides you through the simple tasks of managing your site without having to think about any geeky stuff. But, if you ever need help, you can access friendly support from within the Cloud Dashboard at any time.
Awesome Performance. Not for Everyone.
MODX Cloud is rock-solid MODX hosting with power-tools for developers, but it is not for every site.
MODX Cloud is a multi-tenant hosting platform created by the team behind and optimized for MODX. Each Cloud is its own isolated instance with its own dedicated resources.
The vast majority of websites will run perfectly well on MODX Cloud. However, there are websites that require much more than MODX Cloud or any multi-tenant host can provide.
A well designed, well cached and optimized site can handle a fair amount of traffic. And, if you know in advance of a potential traffic surge, we would be happy to add extra resources to your Cloud. This is exactly what we did for a very popular UK holiday recipe site:
At its peak, the website on Christmas Eve, was handling 2000 or more visitors on the site at any given time, serving 400+ pages a minute—the site never slowed and performance was perfect.
If you think your site will see thousands of visitors at all hours, requires significant resources, or high-availability, contact sales and we can discuss dedicated platform locations or other hosting options. We'd rather refer you to another reputable host than you be disappointed with MODX Cloud.
Start Your Free 21-day MODX Cloud Trial
Try MODX Cloud risk-free and fully functional for 21 days.
There's no credit card required, no long-term contract and you can cancel or change your plan at any time. Of course, you're welcome to to sign up today. You still get no long-term contract and you can cancel any time.
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Looking for enterprise plans or fully managed options? Contact sales for dedicated servers anywhere in the world, to inquire about our white label program and for Managed MODX Cloud solutions.
“MODX Cloud is so well designed, it’s actually fun to work in. I no longer have to spend time doing tedious or mundane server and installation tasks. I focus on ideas, creating and delivering for my clients.”
Ben Davis BD Creative
“The Cloud experience is a breeze compared to the manual processes I've laboured with so much at times in the past. So far, I've found the platform's performance to be good, and it's such a relief to have the heavy MODX lifting done for me. It just works.”
Mark StonemanEasy Street Asia
“The interface is gorgeous and understandable at a glance, and the ability to capture versions and spin up ready-made Clouds will allow me to manage my clients’ sites and my own webapps in ways I could have never done before.”
Aaron Ladage Aaron Ladage Web Design
“In the short time I have been building websites on MODX Cloud, I have been won over by how it allows me to spend more time doing what I love—designing—and less time fiddling with version updates and setting up local dev sites. The 1-click updates are wonderful, but even better is the ability to effortlessly spin up site clones to test new designs without disturbing the working site.”
Lucy Iannotti Following Sea
“I switched to MODX Cloud for hosting from my previous hosting provider and the service has been excellent. Even before I signed up the support team were on hand to help import the site using their import tool which worked like magic. The hosting is fast and the administration interface is really nice.
Keeping up with software patches used to take me a couple of hours each time and rarely went smoothly, but now on MODX Cloud upgrades are a single button click so I’ve no excuse to keep up to date.
I thoroughly recommend MODX Cloud to anyone who needs to maintain a MODX site but doesn’t want the hassle of applying patches manually, every time a security flaw is fixed.”
Aaron Figg Solentim Ltd
How MODX Cloud Stacks Up
MODX Cloud gives you peace of mind knowing your site runs on optimized, secured and maintained infrastructure.
You never have to worry about maintaining infrastructure, or missing critical updates again. Unlike with mainstream Cloud infrastructure providers and most traditional hosts, this is done for you at no extra cost.
|MODX Cloud||Cloud or Internal Infrastructure||Most Traditional Hosts|
|Optimized Server Stack Tuned for MODX||Yes||Configuration Required||No|
|Tuned nginx and Percona for Performance||Yes||Configuration Required||No|
|Locked Down and Hardened Security||Yes||Configuration Required||No|
|Guaranteed Resource Allocation||Yes||Yes||No|
|Stays Abreast of Latest Stable Server Stack||Yes||Configuration Required||Slowly or None|
|Proactive Platform Security Patches||Yes||No||Slowly or None|
|Automatic Offsite 7-day Rolling Backups||Yes||No||No|
|Restore Backups without Calling Support||Yes||No||No|
|1-click MODX Upgrades||Yes||No||No|
|Two-factor Authentication Available for Dashboard||Yes||Some||No|
|Build in Multiple Locations with One Subscription||Yes||No||No|
|Built and Supported by the MODX Team||Yes||No||No|
|MODX-focused Server Dashboard||Yes||No||No|
|Available MODX Application Support & Monitoring||Yes||No||No|
|Based on cPanel or Plesk||No||No||Yes|
Nerdy Bits for Those Who Need to Know
Some technical details about MODX Cloud for your IT department or your web developer.
You won’t to have to worry about these technical details once you start using MODX Cloud, but we also understand that you need to make informed decisions, and that you’re sometimes not the only one involved in the decision. So, here are some key technical details to help you know what you’re getting in MODX Cloud.
- Latest Nginx web server
- Latest PHP 5.4 (FPM/FastCGI) with APC, optimized for MODX
- Latest Percona (MySQL) DB tuned for maximum performance
- SoftLayer’s Global Network
- Isolated Cloud instances
- 512MB memory per Cloud instance
- 24- and 32-core Intel Xeon processors
- 32GB RAM per server
- We’re MODX experts
- Free unlimited ticket support for Clouds
- 99.9% guaranteed platform availability
- Available consulting, development solutions.