Choosing a plan

There are two platforms available with govCMS. SaaS is a managed platform and PaaS is a dedicated cloud environment


​Responsibility for the infrastructure, platform and application is managed by the Department of Finance, which means that your agency can just focus on content.

You'll be responsible for your content, the content approval process and the personnel to whom you provide access.

SaaS (Software as a Service) pricing is based on total page views and is available via various plans. Take a look at govCMS Pricing to see what's included and which plan best suits your agency.

The govCMS SaaS platform is a deployment of Acquia Cloud Site Factory (ACSF).


​The govCMS Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering provides a dedicated cloud environment, enabling high level customisation.

Agencies signing up to PaaS will be responsible for the application layer of their site/s, including security for the application layer. 

PaaS pricing is defined by individual agency requirements, based on a completed Hosting Questionnaire - NEED TO FIND AND ADD LINK

PaaS is a dedicated instance of Acquia Cloud Enterprise (ACE), using Drupal Open Source Software. It’s fully flexible and allows agencies to develop multiple sites with varying code bases

Compare SaaS and PaaS - add SaaS v PaaS comparison table