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Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by fenx, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. fenx

    fenx New Member

    hi,
    how many lisence to buy five xenforo on same machine.
    thx
     
  2. Marc

    Marc Well-Known Member

    I believe each licence is for 1 domain only. Im sure staff will confirm.
     
  3. ZacUSNYR

    ZacUSNYR Member

    1 license per site/domain.

    If you want 5 different boards on 5 different vhosts - you need 5 different liceneses.
     
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    How many installations can I make with a single license?
    Each license permits you to install the software once. However, you may create a single additional test installation for testing purposes only. Any test installation of this kind must be password protected, and access to it must be limited to you and your website staff.

    http://xenforo.com/community/threads/pre-sales-faq.4951/
     
  5. fenx

    fenx New Member

    great :(

    1 machine 5 teams 5 domains 5 licenses :(
     
  6. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    What is your setup going to be live?
     
  7. User

    User Well-Known Member

    Why so sad?
     
  8. Mikey

    Mikey Well-Known Member

    5 licenses = 5 * $140.

    Sub-Total: $700.00
    Discount: -$100.00
    VAT (20%): $120.00
    Total: $720.00
    I'd be sad when parting with that much money, too ;)
     
  9. Floris

    Floris Guest

    It's quite simple, this very cheap and competitive software is affordable by consumers. And if you run two boards, you need two licenses.

    What you could do perhaps is point the 5 domains to one unique single installed instance. So it has the same main url, the same header, users, and content. But the other 4 domains alias to it (location bar rewrites it to that one main one).

    And then because of user contributions or ad-income you can invest in additional licenses and grow the network where those alias domains become their own.

    Or

    Create a business model for your site, where buying 5 licenses up front is an investment you can earn back within reasonable time.

    At least since the stable of 1.x there is an option for bulk pricing. And a generous one that is.
     
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  10. User

    User Well-Known Member

    I'd just consider it the cost of doing business. We don't know what the "teams" fenx mentioned are though if they are professional teams of some sort then it's just a business expense. If they are under-water basket-weaving and speed knitting teams then it may be time for an internal fund raiser to get the case. Then there are always non-commercial forum alternatives.

    I just didn't follow the "I am only using it on one machine" line of thought.
     
  11. Ingenious

    Ingenious Well-Known Member

    I know what you mean. When I went down to the corner shop earlier to get some food, I decided to buy 5 packets of crisps - all for the same stomach - but had to pay for all 5!! :( Fancy that!
     
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  12. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    All 5?
    Not fair.
    At least one of them for testing purpose should be free.;)
     
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  13. Bain

    Bain Active Member

    HAHA - Nothing else needs to be said.
    But I will add that I purchased $40 in gas yesterday @ $3.49 per gallon. Why can't it just be $3.49 per car? HAHA

    I didn't even receive a Gallon for testing:(
     
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