If I make changes to my website created in Muse (but hosted externally) only once a year or so, can I just pay for a single month, make changes, and not renew?
I think you can pay month to month but it cost a little bit more each month doing it that way. I think Adobe might be rethinking The Cloud services after getting so much feedback packed with good information from the users.
Please refer to the Adobe Muse Buying Guide for more information on this.
Thanks. I understand the pricing policies and options, but I'm not clear as to what happens to the website in the interim and whether it would be possible to pay the higher, month only price and only modify a site intermittently with Muse. Thus my specific question.
I think I know what you are talking about. Say for instance you buy a domain, you pay for a monthly subscription fee of 24.99 for Muse in May to design and upload your site. You upload your site, but you're not going to make any updates until the Auutmn. You don't have to pay anything else until November for example, when you decide you want to update it again. You pay another 24.99 in November to make those updates. Nothing will happen to your site in the interim, as that' on your private domain. You only are paying an "access" fee to edit and adapt the site for 30 days a month in Muse. Think of it as renting the software like you would a DVD.
I have compared it to a mobile phone "Pay As You Go" package. You 'buy' 30 month blocks of access to the programme only when you need to make changes. This works for someone who only wants to make very few changes here and there over a year.
So yes, you can do exactly as you had described.