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Is cloudron subscription per 'instance' or per 'customer'



  • I am wondering whether the subscription is bound to an instance (a vps with ubuntu+cloudron in my case) or to me as a customer.
    If the latter is true, this would open options to me to reduce dependencies by having an own VM for mail+webmail and another one for e.g. nextcloud+onlyoffice.

    Can you clarify that?


  • Staff

    @dfldadm The pricing is per instance. For email atleast, I recommend, running it on a separate VM along with a webmail. This won't cost you anything since it's covered under the free plan (email is also not counted as an app).



  • @girish said in Is cloudron subscription per 'instance' or per 'customer':

    @dfldadm The pricing is per instance. For email atleast, I recommend, running it on a separate VM along with a webmail. This won't cost you anything since it's covered under the free plan (email is also not counted as an app).

    That's an interesting idea. Is there any way to sync the users between the two separate instances? If we run email and webmail on a separate instance we would have two seperate user bases, right?

    Maybe exposing LDAP (encrypted) to another instance (or even better: active-active LDAP sync) would be something for the future? This would add the possibility to run multiple servers with the same user basis.

    Licensing would be something to look into and a single dashboard which connects to the apps would be needed as well. So just some ideas here. You guys are doing an incredible job in what you are doing (plus contributing upstream) and I can't say enough that I really appreciate the hard work and support that all cloudron contributors are putting into this amazing product!


  • Staff

    @NCKNE Currently, there is no way to tie two separate Cloudron's together. So, you are right that this sort of ends up with two separate user bases.

    Thanks for your nice words! We do see this multi-host is requested often, so maybe it's something we can look into the next release.