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  • Wondering if the Cloud guys can advise on which plan would best suit the following

    I have a client with three separate sites (non MODX). The design of each is slightly different but they share the same content and they're for the same service.

    Client and I have agreed to rebuild all 3 sites in MODX and subsequently host in MODX Cloud.

    Do I ...

    1. Need a Cloud plan that will support 3 Production Clouds (Digital Agency Cloud)
    or
    2. Need three individual Client Plans
    or
    3. Can the three sites be housed under a single Client or Freelancer Plan using Contexts?

    Confused :-/

    This question has been answered by theoretiker. See the first response.

    [ed. note: rethrash last edited this post 6 years, 7 months ago.]
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    • This sounds like a good use case for multiple-contexts, which is supported in MODX Cloud. You can also add additional production Clouds to any existing Account Plan if you later decide that makes the most sense.
        Ryan Thrash, MODX Co-Founder
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      • Quote from: rethrash at Dec 17, 2012, 02:28 PM
        This sounds like a good use case for multiple-contexts

        Thanks Ryan. Client will love being able to update the 3 sites within one manager.
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        • discuss.answer
          No Problem at all, i did that already and it works well.

          Just keep in mind... Big Projects slows down Manager and sometimes the Site itself,
          so 3 Contexts does this 3 times in one Manager.

          Use less frequent or smaller sites for multicontext setups.

          You can easily switch to bigger plans in future just backup and injecting into another cloud.
          Really easy.

          For Domain routing at the cloud itself i would recommend GatewayManager.

          Greetings
          Chris
          • Quote from: theoretiker at Jan 11, 2013, 01:38 PM
            No Problem at all, i did that already and it works well.

            Thanks theoretiker. Should be implementing next week.
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            • Hi

              I don't want to drag up an answered post but....... I have a couple of Modx Revo sites utilizing the context functionality.

              Currently we have a 'primary' domain IE domain1.com but will also have domain2.com / domain3.com also going to sites in that context. My current host is a VPS environment and the way I have achieved this is to set up a primary domain (IE virtual host on this server - domain1.com) which physically hosts the site with all contexts. I have then set up the other domains (domain2.com and domain3.com) to just be alias of the vhost (domain1.com) which works fine.

              Then in the Modx install we have a gateway plugin that simply redirects requests for each domain to the relevant contexts.

              I assume that this setup is doable in the Modx cloud + contexts as this would be a deal breaker for us.

              Thanks
              PS but the set up looks great on face value good work!
              • megasteve, that is absolutely doable in Cloud.
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                • Brilliant thanks Mark.
                  • Quote from: theoretiker at Jan 11, 2013, 01:38 PM
                    No Problem at all, i did that already and it works well.

                    Just keep in mind... Big Projects slows down Manager and sometimes the Site itself,
                    so 3 Contexts does this 3 times in one Manager.

                    Regarding the slowing down. You could 'fix' (better word is bypass) this by creating 3 users. One user for each context...
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