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.

One-click upgrades and backup restores
Derek Lanphier, Signet Interactive

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?

Create a new Cloud from a Snapshot of a ready to go site

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’.”

Jason Sonderman

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.

Criag Flood

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.

Studio For growing businesses or agencies that create amazing MODX sites. $50/month Buy Now 25 GBFor Sites, Snapshots & Backups Custom Domains$5/month per siteFor up to 5 URLs, or up to 25 for $10/month per site. No Extra Cost for SSL SitesProvide your cert, we'll install it. Try It Free
For 21 Days
Pro For site owners with multiple sites or need SSL, or teams that need to collaborate. $25/month Buy Now 5 GBFor Sites, Snapshots & Backups Custom Domains$5/month per siteFor up to 5 URLs, or up to 25 for $10/month per site. $5/month for SSL SitesProvide your cert, we'll install it. Try It Free
For 21 Days
Basic For site owners with one or two small sites or those getting started with MODX. $10/month Buy Now 1 GBFor Sites, Snapshots & Backups Custom Domains$10/month per siteFor up to 5 URLs, or up to 25 for $15/month per site. Upgrade to Pro or higher for SSL. Try It Free
For 21 Days

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

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 Stoneman

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

“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

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 Fiig

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
MODX Snapshots 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
Commodity Pricing No No Yes
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.

Server Software

  • 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.