More Flexibility for your Projects in MODX Cloud

Many customers told us how much they love the speed, stability and performance of MODX Cloud for MODX Revolution, but they wanted other PHP apps without workarounds, too. Today, the wait is over. We’re excited to introduce Flex Clouds.

By Jay Stephen Gilmore
November 4, 2015
More Flexibility for your Projects in MODX Cloud

Many customers told us how much they love the speed, stability and performance of MODX Cloud for Revo, but they wanted other PHP apps without workarounds, too. Today, their wait is over.

We’re excited to introduce Flex Clouds—a standalone Cloud type that comes with an empty database, SSH and SFTP, ready for you to install virtually anything that runs on a modern nginx/MySQL/PHP stack. Automatic rolling 7-day offsite backups keep your Flex Cloud projects safe, so you can sleep well at night.

For front-end developers, Flex Clouds support Sass and Compass Watch. For those that live in IDEs and Text Editors, you can use the command line for modern developer tools like Composer, Git, cron, shell scripts, rsync, Nano and Vim (sorry Emacs).

Many customers have been holding on to legacy hosting accounts to run their MODX Evolution and WordPress sites; today we have removed the barrier to moving to MODX Cloud. You can now have all your legacy and current projects in a single place, and update them to MODX Revolution when the time is right.

For customers on the original plans, we will shift your WordPress Clouds to the new Flex Cloud type; you won’t need to do anything. If you need a new WordPress Cloud, use the Flex Cloud type and install the latest version from the web installer or from a CLI tool of your choice. We’ll add instructions for installing WordPress and MODX Evolution, and other apps that you request.

This is just the first of several other expanded capabilities coming to MODX Cloud this year. Keep an eye out for what’s next, and tell us what you’d like to see.