Continuous Stability and Performance Improvements
Uptime has improved since our last updatw—a lot. Overall response times are improving even with adding new users and sites. Unlike some other major hosted platforms, we believe in our own product enough to host our marketing site in it. Yes, that means modxcloud.com runs in MODX Cloud.
We're happy to announce the addition of support for SSL Certificates in MODX Cloud. SSL Certs can be used on production instances for secure (HTTPS) connections. There is no additional cost for serving sites via SSL beyond your purchase of a certificate—we're waiving setup fees for now. If you need an SSL Cert for your site, review the SSL certificate installation process to get started.
In December, we introduced disk and Vault storage monitoring in your MODX Cloud accounts. Storage has always been an element of your MODX Cloud plan, however, we did not provided a straightforward way for you to see your usage. On the Vault and Clouds tabs of your Cloud Dashboard, you can now see a graph depicting the amount of space available and the percentage used, based on your plan.
Platform Upgrades and Additions
Our "stack" upgrades brought the latest stable releases of Nginx (1.4.4), PHP (5.4.24) and replacing MySQL Server with Percona (5.6). These upgrades not only make MODX perform better, but improve the experience and functionality overall. This also allows site builders to create and maintain sites with more a more robust toolkit.
In addition to the server software we added full crontab support for scheduling server actions So if you need to execute scheduled shell scripts or PHP jobs from the command line, now you can.
Work in Progress
In October we mentioned updates to the billing and reporting, improvements to exports and MODX API access via the commandline. We're actively working on these and as we near completion we'll be sure to let you know—it won't be long.
Try it Free and Help When You Need
Never tried MODX Cloud? Why not try it out for free? It makes developing, managing and hosting MODX sites, faster and easier than ever before. Of course, if you ever need help with MODX Cloud, you're always welcome to contact us or click the Help tab in the Dashboard.