how many forums can i make with 1 license?


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One installation per license.

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One question per the license text quoted below:

"Each License may run one instance of the Software, accessible via one URL"

Does this mean that a forum can only have a single URL, and that (technically speaking) a second domain/URL cannot be pointed/forwarded to the forum's instance? So, my "old" vBulletin forum's former URL, which points to my current XenForo forum URL, is not allowed by the rules?

XenForo forum URL:

Old vBulletin forum URL: <---breaking the rules?!?


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Pretty sure that if subdomains all point to the same database then that is still classed as a single installation.


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and what if you have a website, in multiple languages, with multiple domainnames? It is the same site, but because the name of the site is an existing word, it is better to have 2 different domainnames... (they are already existing, with a lot of traffic)