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XF software download from customer-interface ?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by erich37, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    I do have a few XF-licences, so I have the following question please:

    when downloading the XF-software from my customer-interface, do I need to download each software-package associated to the domain or can I just use always the same .zip-File for all my websites ?

    I mean: is the download-package (the XF .zip-file) technically associated to the domain I have listed within the XF-software download ?

    Do I need to download the software each time for all my domains ?
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You need to download the specific package for each domain :)
  3. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    sorry, but are you sure ?
    Are there any technical reasons for that ?
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, absolutely positive.

    The software is tied to the domain which is why you need to update your license if you ever switch domains.
  5. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    ahhh, O.K.
    Many thanks for your help!
  6. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

    Is the software physically tied (i.e. it does a server lookup or something?)

    The reason I ask is that I've tried installing XF (unsucessfully) on a test domain which isn't the one I've currently got listed on the license. However, I've also installed it on localhost so assume that means it doesn't run any checks.
  7. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    so when I switch a licence to another domain, I need to download the XF-software-package again for the new domain ?
  8. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Each download is watermarked with its license number. It is not physically attached to a domain or anything like that.
  9. Lost

    Lost Well-Known Member

    I was wondering that myself. Good to know.
  10. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    It's rather simple to find what actually changes between each download - just download each package and run a file comparing tool on the folder. :)
  11. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    I am just wondering whether my Forums still work technically for the moment or whether I need to re-install all of them again ?
  12. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I can only speak from experience...

    If the system is anything like vB then it's more a matter of record keeping than it is restrictions in the software, and the most important thing is that you have a valid license pointing to each public installation of the software. I am guessing xenForo has a similar system.

    For consistency and record keeping you should download the package for each individual license the next time you upgrade. In the meantime you probably don't need to worry about having used one package for multiple installs as long as each install has a valid license to back it.
  13. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    I will re-install my Forums to be on the safe-side.

    Thanks Jake!

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