multiple installs on same server

Discussion in 'Pre-Sales Questions' started by tombr, Dec 25, 2004.

  1. tombr

    tombr Guest

    Merry Christmas!

    I was looking through the license agreement in the downloadble .pdf manual and I got to the part about a single installation per single web site per single server. OK, I understand the single license per web site (but a price break for multiple licenses would be expected) but the single installation per server doesn't sound right to me. I host several web sites on the same server but I can't buy a separate aMember license for several of these sites? I stumbled on aMember today (the fact that I'm looking at this stuff on Christmas tells you how serious I am about this) and aMember would fill the needs of 2 of my existing clients and a 3rd that I'm trying to land. Having to buy 3 different, full price licenses certainly reduces the attractiveness of aMember but doesn't rule it out. However, if I can't run all 3 licenses on 3 different sites on the same server, I'll have to look elsewhere. Any feedback welcome.

    Tom
  2. alex

    alex Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2004
    Messages:
    6,020
    Tom,
    thank you for your feedback!

    It is common practice to charge for each installation of script. For example, you may read vBulletin or Invision PowerBoard licenses.
  3. tombr

    tombr Guest

    Alex - I'm not questioning the requirement of needing, for example, 3 licenses for 3 different domains. I understand that. However, the wording suggested to me that there can be only a single instance of aMember on a server. There may be a dozen resellers on the same server, each hosting a dozen sites. I was reading the agreement to suggest that only one of those 144 sites could have an install (a licensed install) of aMember. Obviously, that's not the case and you would be very happy to sell everyone of those 144 sites a license. Correct?
  4. alex

    alex Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2004
    Messages:
    6,020
    In fact, aMember was never specially designed for hosting providers (altrough it can be used for this goal with some limitations).

    So, when we talk about "domain" in license text, it is about place where aMember will be installed, it is not about domain which you sell to your clients using aMember!

    I hope I understood your situation correctly. If not, please contact support and descirbe your business in little more details, I hope we will be able to find solution working for both us.
  5. alex

    alex Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2004
    Messages:
    6,020
    Sorry, I see, I misundertood your question.

    Of course, license doesn't limit how many instances of aMember is running on the server. It is only required that you order a license for each instance(installation).
  6. jatt50

    jatt50 New Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Messages:
    5
    Hi i have a question can i host amember on 2 domains for my clients with one License Key. If I were to host sites. And what are Limitations you were telling above. Thanks
  7. alex

    alex Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2004
    Messages:
    6,020
    You need to order a separate license key for each domain and each aMember installation.

    For webmaster/reseller discounts, please contact us via helpdesk.

Share This Page