MODX-Friendly Hosts

Here is a list of hosting services that do a great job of hosting MODX sites. (Full disclosure: if you sign up though one of the following links, you'll be helping to support this site.)

This list is a little shorter than it used to be. Several of the companies that were previously on the list have been bought by EIG. EIG has a reputation for buying good hosting services and then cutting their budgets dramatically, leading to poor customer service and technical issues.

There's a current list of the EIG-owned companies here. There is a discussion of the EIG-buyout of one such host here, and another one here.

MODX can be installed on any host, but if you select a MODX-friendly hosting service, the installation will often go much more smoothly and you'll get better support for any problems you might have. Note: SkyToaster has been sold (though not to EIG), and at least one user has reported problems there since the sale.

Bob's Guides is hosted at A2 Hosting, which has been very good for me.


My book, MODX: The Official Guide - Digital Edition is now available here. The paper version of the book is available from Amazon.

If you have the book and would like to download the code, you can find it here.

If you have the book and would like to see the updates and corrections page, you can find it here.

MODX: The Official Guide is 772 pages long and goes far beyond this web site in explaining beginning and advanced MODX techniques. It includes detailed information on:

  • Installing MODX
  • How MODX Works
  • Working with MODX resources and Elements
  • Using Git with MODX
  • Using common MODX add-on components like SPForm, Login, getResources, and FormIt
  • MODX security Permissions
  • Customizing the MODX Manager
  • Using Form Customization
  • Creating Transport Packages
  • MODX and xPDO object methods
  • MODX System Events
  • Using PHP with MODX

Go here for more information about the book.

Thank you for visiting

  —  Bob Ray