Today we're happy to introduce streamlined plans and a way to make your accountant smile. With this change, the Development/Production Cloud distinction disappears, and we're leaving the nebulous "site visits" restriction behind, too.
For users on our original plans, rest assured nothing has changed, and everything will continue working as it has for you. You can view your grandfathered plan information and corresponding available upgrades inside your MODX Cloud Dashboard.
A Commitment to UX
Many customers outside North America frequently requested a way to pay without having to use credit cards. We made that possible, starting with PayPal. In an effort to bring an even bigger smiles to business managers, accountants and bookkeepers around the world, we've improved the account section and invoice retrieval.
Previously, it took extra steps to get printed copies of MODX Cloud transactions. Today you can find transactions made on the new plans on a cleverly titled "Invoices" tab. Locate the one you want and print straight from the browser as shown above.
With the new plans, you pay for what you use. Each plan can have as many projects as you can fit within your Vault space, so there are no forced upgrades if users on lower plans want to experiment or test upgrades alongside their existing projects.
There is no longer a distinction between Development and Production Clouds, they're simply projects. To make a site live, just add a Custom Domain to it from the MODX Cloud Dashboard—if you're mid-billing cycle it will pro-rate the charge for you and sync it all up for future invoices.
If you have multiple domains you wish to point at a single project—e.g., a .com, a .net and a .co.uk—$5 ($10 on the Basic plan) lets you add up to 5 URLs and unlimited subdomains. If you need more URLs, you can purchase them in blocks of 25. Every production site will need to buy a Custom Domain upgrade if you want to use a custom URL.
Pro or higher level plans should save a few dollars over the entry-level, Basic plan if you have more than a couple of sites with custom URLs.
Migrating to the New Plans
One of our top priorities is to make it easy for existing customers to migrate to the new plans should they choose to do so. In the interim if you are on a legacy plan, you can start a free trial or add another plan and use Snapshots to migrate between plans. We'll let you know as soon as plan migration is available.