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  • Hi!
    We're developing a new site with Revo and we're considering a MODx Cloud account to host it as we move forward but I have a few questions. First and foremost, I can find no mention of bandwidth allotment on the site. The plans only mention production/dev clouds and storage space. Does this mean all MODx cloud accounts have unlimited bandwidth?

    Secondly, is a production cloud a single domain? Do subdomains require extra production clouds? Is the only difference between a production cloud and a dev cloud the domain name that points to it?

    Any insight will be appreciated. Thanks!
    • Hi Dave,

      We have not officially nailed down the bandwidth limitations at this time, but basically they will be fair and generous when we do.

      A Production Cloud can have multiple fully-qualified domains (however, you'll need to use a Context switching plugin to use the multiple domains). It can also have as many subdomains as it wants, without any extra purchase required.

      A dev cloud can also have subdomains; however, it cannot have any fully-qualified domains. This is the main difference, at this time, between dev and prod clouds.
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      • Sweet! Thanks for the info! I don't have precise data at the moment but we currently use in the neighborhood of 1TB/mo. Could this be reasonably accommodated by MODx Cloud?
        • While I dearly love Cloud, I'd hesitate to use any shared hosting with that kind of load. That much of a site should really be on a VPS at least. There's more involved than bandwidth. Database load comes to mind, for one thing.
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          • I would tend to agree, MODX Cloud is effectively shared hosting at this stage in the game. If you are using ~1TB of bandwidth a month that's going to be a little too much for shared hosting. I would suggest a VPS with 1GB of ram as a starting point, without knowing more about the site. If you could tell us more about where the bandwidth is being used up and such I could give you a better idea of what you might need.
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            • We currently host the site on campus and if MODx Cloud isn't a good option for us we'll probably just continue to do that. Perhaps we'll get the Client or Freelancer package just for development purposes and as a backup to our site.
              • Hi Dave,

                Running a site backup is always a good idea, especially when high availability is an important component to your site hosting. One of the disadvantages in using Cloud or a shared hosting solution is that you lose a significant amount of diagnostics information regarding application performance and where you should invest your development resources. Combining NewRelic with any VPS is a winning combination.

                You can work to keep your bandwidth costs down by using CloudFlare. As long as you don't need SSL caching it's free. We find that on media-intensive sites the bandwidth usage can be reduced by about 30% and pages load significantly faster.

                Our VPS servers are high-performing with 100Mbps or 1GbE connections. Other advantages include round-the-clock monitoring, daily offsite backups and stellar support. We go above and beyond with our MODX clients when they have application issues.

                We're offering 15% off the first month of all new VPS packages through the end of the year when you use the code "MODXVPS15". If you prefer to try us out for free, we have a free shared hosting offer at http://skytoaster.com/toast12

                If you have any other questions let me know!



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