How we count applications

The Standard plan allows you to use Rails LTS for up to 8 applications.

How do we count applications?

A monolithic Rails app counts as a single application, regardless of on how many servers it runs, how many (sub-)domains it serves, or if there are staging or test environments.

If instead of a monolithic app, multiple Rails apps are used in a service architecture, but look like a single service or product to the outside world, they still counts as a single application.

Apps with different codebases powering separate services or products count as separate applications.


An agency maintaining applications for several clients can use a single Rails LTS license, as long as the application limit is not exceeded.

If a client also has its own developers working on the application, a separate license is required.

Rails LTS is a service provided by makandra GmbH.
Rails LTS is not affiliated with the Rails core team or Basecamp.
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