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  • Question based off the one instance one install rule, I already read above post

    So if I had two forums

    One at which isn't up yet anyway

    And another say at

    But each one was a different style, And neither of them pointed at each other, but shared the same users. Does that still mean I have to buy two since they share the same users? I assume it means yes.

    If I have to buy two thats not that big of deal I just trying to understand better. Also, if I have several websites all say, centered around gaming is it easy to once someone registers at one site, they don't have to register at the other? - Forums and Blogging

  • #2
    If the two setups of vBulletin are not completely identical (same styles, posts etc) you need two licenses (I think Jelsoft allows multiple copies that show the same forum for server load balancing, don't quote me on it)


    • #3
      This would require two licenses. Each license is good for one installation of vBulletin, i.e., one set of vB files on one domain with one set of vB database tables. As per the license agreement:

      "vBulletin license grants you the right to run one instance (a single installation) of the Software on one web server and one web site for each license purchased. Each license may power one instance of the Software on one domain. For each installed instance of the Software, a separate license is required. Modifications to the software or database to circumvent the one-license-one-board rule are prohibited."

      You can view the license agreement here:
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      • #4
        I believe it's per domain. Two domains, two licenses, but they could share one database between them.

        [edit] Too slow...Steve is on the case.. [/edit]


        • #5
          And you're not going to be able to get 2 copies of vBulletin to share users between them.


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