DNS & Email Inboxes

Why We Don’t Offer Inboxes or Manage Your DNS

MODX Cloud does not offer DNS managment or Email inbox hosting. These are services that are super-ultra-turbo-critical and should be separate from your hosting infrastructure. Like your hosting account, you should control these services directly, and own the administrative login to the services providing them.


For email inboxes, we suggest services like Google Apps for Domains, purchasing email hosting from your Domain Registrar, or other similar services. Email is an increasingly difficult service to do well, thanks to spammers, and it takes organizations with huge resources focused solely on email to do it well.

For sending outbound email from your site like contact forms and transactional emails, we also recommend using 3rd-party Email Service Providers, aka ESPs.

For email campaigns and email marketing, there’s MailChimp and the like.


For managing your DNS so you can point your domain to MODX Cloud, we suggest using your Domain Registrar. An even better option is more reliable and faster 3rd-party services like DNS Made Easy or their newer offering, Constellix.

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