Documentation

Addons

Addons allow you to apply boosts to your project's currently selected subscription plan.

Adding an Addon #

You can add an addon to your plan at any time.

If you activate an addon while you are outside of a paid plan, your settings will be saved and applied to the next paid subscription period.

If you are currently within a paid plan you will be charged immediately and the addon will be added to your currently active plan.

Removing an Addon
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You can remove an addon at any time. Removing or decreasing the quantity of an addon will be saved within the project's settings and will come into effect on the project's next subscription renewal.

Proration #

During initial purchase, the cost of an addon is prorated based on the amount of time remaining within the project's active subscription period. If the project is currently 60% of its way through its current subscription period the initial addon cost will be decreased by 60%. (A minimum charge of [£,$,€] 1 applies.)

If you activate an addon for an annual subscription the initial charge will cover the purchase of the addon for the entirety on the subscription period (12 months) but will also be prorated based on any already elapsed portion of the annual subscription.

Asset Platform Boost Addon #

This addon can be applied multiple times.

The Asset Platform Boost addon raises several limits related to the Servd Asset Platform. You can apply multiple boosts, with each one giving you:

  • 10GB asset storage.
  • 3 million asset requests.
  • 100GB of video streaming bandwidth.

Additional SMTP Emails Addon #

This addon can be applied multiple times.

If you use Servd's ElasticEmail SMTP integration, you can apply this addon to send more emails every month. Upon purchase, your limit will be updated immediately and your account will be topped up to that limit each month.

Any emails you don't send will not be rolled over to the next month.

Private IP and Load Balancer Addon #

This addon is applied only once.

Under normal circumstances Servd runs as a number of clusters with each cluster operating a single inbound traffic load balancer, handling all of the traffic for the cluster. This addon allows you to create a separate load balancer with its own private IP address to handle your project's traffic. This ensures that any large scale attack against Servd's standard infrastructure will not have a knock on impact on your project's availability.

We recommend adding CloudFlare in front of your private IP address in order to ensure it remains hidden from any potential attackers. This setup provides the most robust defence against any potential attackers. Servd's direct integration with CloudFlare also allows any necessary DNS changes to be made automatically on your behalf in order to get your Private Load Balancer up and running.

If a private load balancer is already included in your Servd plan, you will not be able to select this addon.

Development Environment Addon #

This addon is applied only once.

It's often the case that work-in-progress changes need to be checked before they get deployed to staging. Staging might be where clients or other stakeholders QA changes, or try out new content before submitting it to production.

So to tackle this need, we introduced the "Development Environment" addon. It effectively adds a third environment, where you can deploy feature branches and try out changes. It works in exactly the same way as the existing staging & production environments; you can sync bundles to it, add custom domains, import data from other environments, etc.

Similar to the billing with our other addons, it is included as part of your monthly/yearly project plan.