Kentico CMS Licensing for Cloud Hosting
We have added new license options for customers who want to use Kentico CMS in the cloud hosting environment, such as Mosso cloud hosting.
As you know, our licensing is based on the number of servers on which you run Kentico CMS
. This model, however, doesn't take into account the cloud hosting environment where your web site runs on an unspecified number of servers.
This led us to introducing a new option specifically for cloud hosting environment (such as Mosso cloud) called "Cloud Hosting License".
This option is more expensive than the single server alternatives since we expect that people who run their web sites in the cloud hosting environment do so to get high performance, which replaces a need of several servers (and thus several licenses). If you check out the prices of shared hosting (around $20/month) and cloud hosting ($100+/month for Mosso), it's obvious that people choose the cloud to get more power and scalability for their web site - something they used to solve with a web farm of multiple servers in the past. That's why we introduced the new license option.
All clients who buy a new license after July 8, 2009 and plan to use it for the cloud hosting, shall purchase Kentico CMS
Cloud Hosting License. This change does NOT apply to clients who already purchased Kentico CMS 1 Web Site License and use it in the cloud.
You can find the complete price list at http://www.kentico.com/Buy.aspx
There aren't any other changes to our licensing or pricing - we have only added this new option specific for clients who run Kentico CMS in some cloud hosting environment.