How we count applications

The Startup plan allows you to use Rails LTS for up to 2 applications.

Coherent services that are comprised of multiple Rails applications count as a single application for the purpose of Rails LTS licensing. For example, if distinct Rails applications are used for the frontend and backend of the same site, this counts as a single application. Also if you operate multiple staging and production instances for the same site, this counts as a single application.

Applications that are used to service distinct sites or clients are counted 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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